WP Prompt: Unpopular : Tell us about a time when you had to choose between two options, and you picked the unpopular choice.
Today was a curious day; the fifth day of a New Year. It seems that I was destined to enter this year in a state of confusion about a very important issue that is close to my heart. We have all been there. You know how it is when you face a situation in life that calls for a clear plan of action and no matter how hard you try you cannot come up with a completely right choice.
Every time I ponder this particular challenge I end up in a standoff between what I think is the right thing to do and what the feeling in my gut says I should do. Of course the ‘right’ thing to do will have the least popular outcome and even seems a bit heartless. These two aspects of my being have been continually in opposition about a plan of action to solve this problem for weeks. As luck would have it, I recently bought a copy of Arlene Arnold’s, Mandala Coloring Book and while I was thumbing through it, I came upon an exercise using the colors yellow and purple in a coloring meditation. (Clarify Your Thinking and Increase Your Intuition P-26).
The instructions were simple; just focus on your particular question or situation, relax the mind and color. A calm and quiet peacefulness came over me as soon as I let go of trying to solve the problem and engaged in a playful dance with the colors and exquisite shapes within the mandala. When I was finished I realized that I could find a balance between my intellect and my intuition if I bridged both ideals from a heartfelt sense of harmony. I began to trust that the right action would come by honoring the importance of what I know to be true while equally acknowledging how I felt about my choices.
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