picture links to Jennifer Sertl’s post
I am going to explain by a drawing I drew for my daughter when she was 10 years old. We were having a conversation about a decision that she made that was limiting and caused some pain. I felt that she was ready for a higher level dialogue about cause and effect. I asked her, “what other options were available to you?” and she looked at me blankly. I then decided a picture would do much better than my words.
We are chemical factories with values, thoughts, goals, fears, data and dreams. In the mental cloud it is all swimming and moving together – like an electrical storm of neurons.
The “kick the ball” means a choice is made. The word decide comes from the root “to kill” as homicide and suicide also come from same source. So when you “kick the ball” you are killing all other possibilities.
perhaps you are killing the worries you have about making (or not making) a decision as well. it’s a moving on-ness, that you get to choose.
because choice matters.
The sub-conscious does not understand negative. So if you visualise what you don’t want because of fears or constantly think about something fearfully, you invite those very incidents and people in life (which you want to avoid). That’s why they say, “We get in life what we love and fear the most.
Yaneer Bar-Yam (@yaneerbaryam) tweeted at 6:14 AM on Tue, Oct 23, 2018:
In a complex world, a fundamental question is who should be deciding what?