CHOICES – DECISIONS – THE WAY – MERE

CHOICES – DECISIONS – THE WAY – MERE

 

What knowledge will allow you to decide: “I must do this or I must do that, I must say this or I must say that or I must not say anything” —all the countless possibilities which come before you? And on what will you base your judgment?

 

If you look at it sincerely, you will find out that at each step

you do not know.

 

It is only if you have been in the habit of going within yourself, of referring to the inner psychic consciousness and letting it decide in yourself what you want to do, that you do it with certitude, without hesitation, without a question, nothing.

 

You know that this is what must be done and there is no question

about it; but that’s the only case.

 

At every moment in the manifold choices which we can make and which, despite their apparent insignificance, are always of great importance – since according to our decision we become subject to one category of determinisms or another

 

at every moment may our attitude be such that Thy divine Will may

determine our choice and that thus it may be Thou

who directest our entire life.

 

According to the consciousness in which we are when taking a decision, we become subject to the determinism of the order of realities in which we are conscious;

 

whence the consequences, often unforeseen and troublesome, that are contradictory to the general orientation of one’s life and form

obstacles which are sometimes terrible to overcome later.

 

Therefore, O Lord, Divine Master of love, we want to be conscious of Thee and Thee alone, be identified with Thy supreme law each time we take a decision, each time we choose,

 

so that it may be Thy Will which moves us, and that our life be thus

effectively and integrally consecrated to Thee.

 

In Thy Light we shall see, in Thy Knowledge we shall know,

in Thy Will we shall realise.

 

You must be in a perpetual state of choice; at every minute of your life

 

you must make a choice between what drags you down and what

draws you up, between what makes you progress

and what makes you go backwards;

 

but I do not call this having preferences, I call this making a choice – making a choice, choosing.

 

At every minute one has to choose, this is indispensable, and infinitely more so than choosing once for all between cleanliness

and dirt, whether moral or physical.

 

The choice: at every second the choice is before you,

 

and you may take a step downward or a step upward, take a step backward

or a step forward; and this state of choice must be constant,

perpetual, you must never fall asleep.

 

But the day you make a choice – when you have done it in all sincerity and have felt within yourself a radical decision – the thing is different.

 

There is the light and the path to be followed, quite straight,

and you must not deviate from it.

 

It fools no one, you know; yoga is not a joke. You must know what you are doing when you choose it.

 

But when you choose it, you must hold on to it. You have no longer

the right to vacillate. You must go straight ahead.

 

She also made this Invocation to the Divine:

 

At every moment in the manifold choices which we can make and which, despite their apparent insignificance, are always of great importance —since according to our decision we become subject to one category of determinisms or another –

 

at every moment may our attitude be such that Thy divine Will

may determine our choice and that thus it may be Thou

who directest our entire life.

 

According to the consciousness in which we are when taking a decision, we become subject to the determinism of the order of realities in which we are conscious; whence the consequences, often unforeseen and troublesome, that are contradictory to the general orientation of one’s life and form obstacles which are sometimes terrible to overcome later.

Therefore, O Lord, Divine Master of love, we want to be conscious of Thee and Thee alone,

 

be identified with Thy supreme law each time we take a decision, each time we choose, so that it may be Thy Will which moves us, and that our life be

thus effectively and integrally consecrated to Thee.

 

In Thy Light we shall see, in Thy Knowledge we shall know, in Thy Will we shall realise.

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