Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take? “ Alice asked.
“Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire Cat.
“I don’t know”, Alice answered.
“Then” said the Cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
A fork in the road? A decision to be made? Tough or easy, decisions can still mean some hard thinking or happen at the toss of a coin.
We make choices every day, latte or triple shot, blue tie or no tie, bus or walk many of these are determined by our environment and mood but when it comes to the serious life changing left or rights, how do we handle it? Many of us trust the sat nav of life while others get out the maps and plan meticulously, weighing up the motorway versus the scenic route, which one are you ? Trusting the sat nav can take you a quicker route that you may not have chosen yourself but using maps you are in control of where you go and how. Unless a diversion appears!
The biggest conflict we often face is head against heart; our emotions are bursting with romance yet our head is saying whoa, hang on, what about …? Someone once said to me that a decision based on emotion is like diving into deep tropical pool. The water looks amazing so you launch yourself off the cliff with no care about what will happen to you once you hit that splash. Exhilarating or deadly? Perhaps you just don’t care.
So if you are faced with a fork in the road, perhaps you should stop at the wee café beside the junction. Take your time with a nice cuppa and consider which route you need to take instead of hitting the accelerator and taking off down the fast lane.