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A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Choice – A Musing
By Rukmini Walker   |  Oct 09, 2021

“The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny.”  -Heraclitus

Every moment I make a choice: How will I respond to this moment, to this circumstance? Can I choose to contemplate: what is the highest good for myself and all concerned in this situation? Do I choose despair, fear, judgment, or my own attempts to manipulate or control, instead of deep listening and leaning in to grace? 

In the past days, weeks, months, and years there’s been immense suffering on so many fronts. Yet we are eternal souls on a temporal sojourn here in this world. All is meant to teach us. All things are a test of how we choose to respond.

The poet, John O’Donohue says:

As the air intensifies the hunger of fire,

May the thought of death,

Breathe new urgency

Into our love of life.

We are all interconnected, we are all beloved souls coming from the same divine Source. What will be my choice? How will I respond to your suffering or my own? With the mentality of a victim, or the mentality of a compassionate co-creator of an awakened and uplifted world?

What is my choice at this very moment?

All the best,

Rukmini Walker


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