Waking up to Wisdom
In Stillness and Community

Reader comment on Robert E. Rubin's passage ...

A Relentless Search For Greater Understanding

On May 29, 2006 Nipun wrote:

Notes from Wednesday discussion ...

  • Decision making process is easy for yourself. But it's hard to convince others of your decision making skills!
  • Rumi once said: "If you want what visible reality can give, you're an employee. If you want the unseen world, you're not living your truth. Both wishes are foolish, but you'll be forgiven for forgetting that what you really want is love's confusing joy."
  • First sentence says there are no provable certainties. Certainties simply aren't provable.
  • First decision, gut instinct, is usually the right one. Babies always try to help.
  • Villian and hero are on the same screen; it all originates from the same beam of light. We must seek that light.
  • Be yourself. We often try to emulate our own self images.
  • Sherlock Holmes: "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
  • In Blink, Malcolm Gladwell suggests that simple decisions are better with conscious thinking, the complex decisions are much effective with the use of our sub-conscious.
  • Where are we as humanity? The answer depends on how strong people's opinions are. If we live in a cut-n-dry right-n-wrong world, we're still very young.
  • Like Patricia Ryan Maddison said, we must substitute presence for meditation.
  • Some say fear helps us protect ourselves but fear often prevent a good decision.
  • How to buy a rocking chair? My husband research, I just buy it.
  • I go with intuition because I'm afraid of exposing myself, my narrow view points, to my intellectual reasoning.
  • Heart, mind, action.
  • Backup plans is a big hinderance for my decision making. Gotta remove contigency plans.
  • For difficult decisions, I pray for guidance from a higher source.
  • Before I make a major decision, I always give it one night of sleep.
  • If you want to hear a good laugh, just tell God your plans.
  • In British English, we "take" decisions. In American English, we "make" decisions.
  • Whatever you decide, don't have any regrets.
  • Uncertainty isn't a hurdle; it's a part of the decision making process.
  • I have many mentors with various areas of expertise. I'll just ask them which car to buy and just do it. Best of both worlds. :)

Reply To Comment Above:

Send me an email when a comment is added on this passage.
Name: Email: