Believe

Waiting for Cher.

September 24th, 2019

Whenever you make a decision, you have to balance logic and intuition. I mean, you don’t have to. But, usually, when you don’t is when you make a bad decision.

Sometimes you look at all the facts and they add up, but something doesn’t feel right. And sometimes what you want to do makes absolutely no sense, but you’ve never felt more right about something in your entire life.

When I feel good about it, and I think good about it, is when I make my best decisions.

Because if it ends up being a good choice, I feel like everything is right with the universe. The stars are aligned and all that magical jazz. And if it all goes wrong, I find it easier to want to pick myself back up and fix it, because I know that I was going to end up running in this direction anyway. Because I felt good about the decision in the first place.

Sometimes you have to wait. That is a decision in itself.

Making pros & cons lists is a way people decide things all the time. In fact, I feel like every TV show ever has featured a character who needs to make a difficult, impossible choice, who spends an episode making a list, only to have the decision made for them before they can decide.

Sometimes a decision you think you have to make won’t be yours to decide at all.

And that can be either a relieving or terrifying thought, depending on your perspective. If you believe in fate, in a plan, in a higher power, this news is wonderful because you know that life has a way of course-correcting itself. Certain things will happen no matter what you do. If you don’t — if you think life is a random collection of events, all neutral to purpose or reason — well, the realization that you’re not in control the way you think you are is a tough pill to swallow. A pill that gets spit up again and again, littering the ditches of spiritual highways everywhere.

This is my long way of saying: believe in something.

I don’t care what it is.

Believe in one thing or many. Believe in something that makes you or this place better. Believe in it so you feel good, think good and make good decisions.

I’m writing this because I need to hear it right now. And I bet someone else might, too.

Published by dennisvogen

I'm me, of course. Or am I?

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