Make A Decision

Many years ago, I was speaking to a dear friend of mine, a long time spiritual advisor to me, about a difficult decision I had to make.  I could not figure out what the right thing to do was.  Neither option in front of me was necessarily better or worse than the other.  From an…

Creating The Future

Will the person you hope to be tomorrow be proud of the decisions you made today?  Forethought is a luxury.  It means that we have the time, the tools, and the intelligence to be able to consider our lives beyond this moment, beyond the immediate need to survive.  It means that, all things considered, we…

The Human Decision

Making the right decision is easy when you are motivated by the right things.  Doing good is not necessarily a natural instinct.  Our natural instinct is to do what most immediately benefits us.  We are naturally selfish and short-sighted.  This is our animal nature.  To be human, to be humane, is to behave differently than…