The iconic New Thought minister Raymond Charles Barker, with an apparent provocative intent wrote in The Power of Decision, “Too many of the people, whom this world labels as good, are actually static, frightened people. They lack the courage to do wrong.”
How many of us have entered into the multi-faceted dynamics of life and the accompanying day to day decisions around our persona with a belief that looking good, answering good, behaving good is actually a positive? If we were to authentically pause and examine our motivations, how much of our decisions are fear based rather than knowing based? In this regard is caution good?
Another way to consider this approach is to look at life through the lens of Physical Decision Making vs. Spiritual Decision Making.
The physical approach to deciding and creating is the belief that we are going from nothing to something. The ‘something’ does not exist and thus we must be careful. We must be good - avoid being wrong at all cost in order to have that ‘something’. The spiritual approach is knowing that the ‘something’ is already here. It is undeniable. I simply make my decisions knowing that whatever direction the effect of my choice produces is simply leading me closer and closer to a greater fullness of my desiresalready-fully-formed existence. There are no bad decisions, there are simply decisions that lead to greater clarity, greater alignment, greater embodiment.
A wonderful technique to invite greater knowing is to begin noticing the level at which you second-guess yourself. What’s behind that hesitation? What might be fueling any doubt? Are you willing to drop the word guess from the equation and entertain the truth that your solution already exists? Whatever the current 'hidden' answer is, choose to affirm that it's apparent absence in no way extinguishes its existence. Think of a cloudy sky and the fact that it does not extinguish an infinite galaxy beyond its stars. Each decision is proactive, not detractive and you can never, from the spiritual perspective be wrong.
This way we can let go of the hesitation and procrastination that comes with the fear of appearing wrong. There is no wrong, there is only one refined decision after another after another after another. Any labeled glitch is a cloud. Clouds are transitory. As I have often said, "Don't let a momentary cloud be your permanent sky."
Affirm: That which I desire is already here. I welcome the removal of any barriers to my desire and celebrate the already having received joy of its arrival. And so it is!