Daily Thoughts, March 21, 2011
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A casual conversation in the café in Singapore’s Botanical Garden altered the way I approached decisions.  At the time I did not appreciate how profound a simple truth could be.  The conversation turned on an observation and recommendation.

“There are always at least three options to every problem.  Usually there are more.  If you can only see two, your first priority should be to find the third.”

Life is full of options.  Children know this without hesitation.  As I watch them I have come to think that few have any idea what is going to happen next.  They are not worried by the uncertainty and chaos.  They are focused on the moment at hand!  Everything is a possibility.  Imagination knows no boundaries.  Life has not limits.

As I aged I learned that there were limits.  Nothing was as flexible as it might initially seem.  One needed to understand that it was as important to know ones limits as it was to know ones potential.  I am now trying to unlearn what I learned.

Tradition may tell us that something cannot be done.  Perhaps it is true.  Tradition is worthy of examination.

Yesterday’s abilities can be a barrier to tomorrow’s needs.  Doing the impossible is the answer we need more than ever.

Others may hold an opinion that suggests one way is better than another.  It can be true.

One should note that one is libel for the possibility our freedom brings.  We can break out of yesterday’s cycle.  In another age, some thought everyone should remain single unless it was impossible.  A man with courage challenged the option.  In context he wrote, “But there’s certainly no sin in getting married, whether you’re a virgin or not.”  (1 Corinthians 7.27)

We live in a world overflowing with opinions and views.  Many coral the possibilities we hold.  With freedom comes the ability and responsibility to explore.  We can be the difference.  It is a view, yet it is possible.  We can break the cycle; freedom can reign.  You and I are part of the key to something better.

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