Evening at Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, May 2015
and so does everything around... the situation, the people, the perspective, the needs.... and we too change.... the wise and courageous seek change.. because only change is constant!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

154. Other Way Round

There are occasions when I do not understand what to do, what to decide, which road to take.
These are not necessarily very serious situations. On the contrary in serious situations I take my heart’s call and hence never have dilemmas.
However when problems are very simple, I tend to get more confused. Sometimes I try one aspect and sometimes I try another one. But so far I never have been able to arrive at ultimate solutions to these dilemmas. Whichever way I go, it hardly makes any difference; - so, in fact, it should not be a problem; still it is.  
For example, today I am struggling with what to order for dinner. I want something simple to eat – maybe just daal and rice - but as I am put in a luxury hotel such ‘simple food’ is not available here. To make a choice out of what is ‘not my choice at all’ is more difficult.
Well, when I am clear about what I want, everything seems to be easy. When I am confused, everything seems to be difficult.
Clarity comes out of choices and preferences.
Confusion comes when there are no choices and no preferences.
Whenever I have ‘no specific choice’ I seem to invite trouble – though temporary, it keeps on coming in different forms.
Is it not funny? I thought– having choices would make my life difficult.
It is rather the other way round. 


  1. Deepakbhai, that was not my intention - honestly!!

  2. For me deciding what to order while travelling is a huge stress point. If I can find a buffet place, you will find me there all the time. If not, I end up eating same things for lunch and dinner till I am sick of it! :)

  3. Suniljee, I think all travelers have this kind of stress .. and same kind of solutions??

  4. You said it Aativas.
    Lack of choice is not a problem, excess of it is. That is why they say, "problem of plenty"

    I kind of liked this post :)
    Well done, you wrote your heart.


  5. Thanks Animesh, I had not realized it as 'Problem of Plenty' .. but that is in a way the truth!


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