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  • The first thing to remember is that it's perfectly okay to be confused. We all encounter situations where the path forward isn't clear. In these moments, the important thing is not to rush into a decision. Instead, draw upon the wisdom of patience.

    As we explore in meditation, our bodies often hold insights if we take the time to tune in. Our minds have a tendency to race ahead into the future or replay the past, but our bodies are always in the present moment. A sense of unease or tension might indicate that a particular choice isn't right for you, while feelings of calm and expansiveness can point towards a more beneficial direction. This isn't about fixating on an object or sensation, but about opening your awareness to these signals.

    Another part of this process is observing your motivations—getting a clear sense of what's driving your indecision. Is there fear, greed, attachment, or perhaps love or compassion? Being aware of these underlying emotions doesn't mean you have to act on them. But understanding them can give you clarity.

    Remember, kindness without intelligence is not kind, and intelligence without kindness is not very smart - so approach each decision with both: kindness toward yourself and others, and intelligence in examining the situation, your feelings, and your needs.

    And finally, try to cultivate acceptance for where you are in this moment. Freedom often emerges from radical acceptance. As you meditate and reflect on this decision, let yourself be with the uncertainty and confusion as it is. This too can be an opportunity for growth and learning. Keep faith in your ability to navigate life even when it seems confusing. Enriching direct experiences come from living through such times. Patience, openness, and acceptance will guide you towards the right decision in due time.
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