Choice or no choice? At any gathering of people curious about the non-dual view, eventually the question of choice arises, often with a lot of anxiety. People don’t want to give up the idea of having personal choice.
Last night we enjoyed a DVD of Adyashanti. A woman raised a question about control, and Adya addressed it in this way: “If you have an apparent choice, make it. Otherwise, relax.”
What a perfect and useful answer! Sometimes apparent choices arise (love that word, “apparent.”) We are renovating a condo, and there are tens of apparent choices–carpet, laminate, or hardwood; granite, Corian, or Formica counter tops–and on and on. The choices seem to present themselves, and we make them. But do I really believe I have some control in the matter? No.
© Skye Blaine, 2011