The Two Prong Path
“A traveler reaches a split in the road and he is presented with a choice. It’s clear which path to follow, and yet he is still compelled to consider both options equally.”
One of the benefits I’ve encountered with meditation has been an increased self-awareness immediately prior to making a choice. They’re mostly choices of self-discipline, which is a shared struggle for most of us.
Awareness is the first step, followed by the decision and the subsequent action.
I’ve found myself falling down in the space between “awareness” and “decision” and have been testing a simple visualization to help. It’s a fork in the road with two distinct paths: one black, one white. It’s often clear which path to follow, and yet we expend great time and energy to make an apparently obvious decision.