What Should You Do?
Are you facing a decision that tests your sense of dharma? Try writing out the problem on a sheet of paper. Then ask yourself the following questions:
What do the teachings of my spiritual tradition, or of a wisdom tradition I trust, suggest that a person should do to handle such a situation?
How would someone I admire handle it?
What is my personal preference—what feels good to me?
What action of mine would best serve the situation and also satisfy my desire to fulfill my responsibilities?
Sit quietly, attending to the breath until your mind is still, and see what answer comes forth from your inner self.
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