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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:

By Sally Kempton

  • 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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    LB Meagher

    This is a good tip. It's a way to clear the mind and get clarity on difficult decisions. We all would make better decisions if we slowed down and received help from a higher power.

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