Choice and Consequence Part 2

There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings. — Mohandas Gandhi

Ok, I know I have not updated this blog in a few days and the reason is I had a decision to make: update the blog or enhance the website. The blog is an opinion piece, and to me it is an important part of my website, but when I look at my hits/visitors I realized that my search engine rankings are at the bottom of the barrel. To increase my rankings I went back to enhance my existing webpage’s to help improve my odds. With a full time job and a family to take care my time is stretched thus I must pick and choose what activities I should engage in for best results.

Life is like that, each of us must make choices, some little, some big but every day we face some type of decision and act on it. The result of our choice can be simple: cream and sugar or black, throw this paper away or keep it. Or it can be life altering: do I ask her to marry me or not, do I invest millions of dollars on this risk or forget it. The point is we all make choices and we all have to live with the result of that choice. And make no mistake there will be a consequence of that decision.

If we make no choice at all we are still creating a consequence of the so-called non-choice. Results still happen no matter what. If you don’t buy a cup of coffee today the result is (at least for me) a desire to have a cup of coffee. However it’s not the end of the world and I will survive not getting my coffee in the morning.

This is far different than investing millions of dollars in a project which has the potential of making a lot of money. But it could also be a bust. If you weigh all the risk and perform due-diligence it still boils down to a risk. Many a time people have gotten on the wave of a sure thing only to discover it is a bust. The current “green” movement is a classic example. Millions have been lost because a hasty choice was made and external forces came into play. The choice was poorly made and the negative consequences wildly felt. On the other hand the risk, if properly handled, could result in positive consequences paying huge profits. But if no choice was made a consequence still resulted: nothing. No profit, no loss, and no opportunity to grow.

There are two types of laws that govern mankind: man-made laws, and universal laws. Man-made laws are self-evident and every person on the earth is aware of them as they have been around since the beginning of mankind. Universal laws also preside over mankind but have been around before the beginning of time.

You can break a man-made law and you may or may not get away with it, but if you break a universal law you will pay the price, always. There is no leniency for breaking universal law only levels of punishment.

I can hear your thoughts because I had them as well, what’s the big deal on universal laws, if such things exist. By experience I know that universal law is real and the consequences for breaking any of these laws can rein havoc upon your life. By the same logic obeying the laws can create great wealth for you, and the bottom line is you must make the choice.

There are, of course many universal laws but there are two specific laws that concern this post and both are closely related: The Law of Cause and Effect and the Law of Choice.

The Law of Cause and Effect states: “There is a reason for everything that happens. Actions or lack of have consequences.”

The Law of Choice states: “The priorities I set and choices I make today determine my tomorrow.”

Working together these two universal laws determines what happens to you. When you make a choice you create a cause which creates a consequence. It is no more complicated than that. Where it gets complicated are the types of choices you make.

In today’s world there are so many choices one can make it becomes confusing. Leaving the “options open” is a choice, but not a good one. By leaving the “options open” you are setting the consequence for failure. This approach has been a weight around my neck for decades and has pulled me down at times into the pit of despair. I have suffered, even today, the consequences of “leaving my options open.” It is not a path I recommend.

The choice I have made the last week or so was to improve and enhance my website, and I believe the choice was the right one, however only time will tell if I made the correct decision. Another choice I made was this: I have maintained two new blogs every week since I began blogging. I have decided that for the next few weeks I am only going to post a new blog once a week. I looked at my hits/visitors and realized that not very many people are reading these things. They will when my visitors begin to pick up but for now I need to spend the time adding new web content and ensuring my website is SEO friendly. This strategy is to improve my search engine ranking and attract more visitors. And I need time to make that happen.

When you make a choice you determine the direction your life is going to take. Think of a choice, a decision, as the steering wheel of your life. You guide your life with decisions and if you break a universal law you get caught and pay the price of failure. If you live your life in harmony with universal law you also get caught, and receive the price of reward. The universe is out to help you not hurt you but it tolerates no violation and rewards great obedience. Think about it the next time you have a choice to make and if you have a conflict let universal law be your guide.