Living each day much muchier

The Default Setting

“Not to decide is to decide…
What are you choosing by failing to choose?
Is this how you want to live your life: by default?”

Neale Donald Walsch


Oooh heavy! This doesn’t apply to situations where it’s wise consider something thoroughly before making a choice. It’s more about those choices we don’t want to make, or put off because we’re waiting for external factors to change and essentially make the choice for us. Don’t fool yourself. You know the difference. Be aware, though, that while you think you haven’t decided yet … life moves on. The people around you aren’t in your head and you leave them to interpret your inactivity in ways you never intended, or sometimes never imagined.

Occasionally we can’t make decisions until we know what others think or feel about it. This can be fair enough, but you still have to determine how long you’re willing to stay in limbo. Other people can unwittingly hold you to ransom this way. You end up serving their outcome even as you imagine yourself still to be undecided.

Are you living your life by default right now? What are you choosing by failing to choose?

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This entry was posted on September 13, 2009 by in Living fully.
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