Since Theosophy purports to be the wisdom that underlies life itself it must be able to address all of life’s challenges and difficulties whether large or small. This section of the web site collates the collective wisdom of humanity into a group of practical themes. Passages from the founders of the Theosophical Movement and from literature and history are all combined together to provide some light on the issues at hand.
This week we highlight our section On Choice with a selection by Wifred A. Peterson.
Excerpts from Wifred A. Peterson Essay “The Art of Decision”
Without the power to decide, a man’s thoughts and dreams are like vapor blown in the wind. He goes nowhere until he decides where to go.
Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made nothing happens.
Decision is the courageous facing of issues, knowing that if they are not faced problems will remain forever unanswered.
Decision is often the difference between greatness and mediocrity. In every man’s life there comes a time when he must search for a cause, a work, an ideal to which he can give himself. Whether he says ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to the challenge will determine his future.
Decision is the freeing of one’s self from the morass of fear, doubt, anxiety and uncertainty. It is the courage to risk a wrong decision rather than to make no decision at all.
Decision awakens the spirit of man. It gives him a goal, a purpose, a reason for being alive. Once a major decision is made, carrying it out becomes a matter of will and courage and dedication. The great decision comes first, the great work follows.