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Indecision

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Most of the time we are capable of making everyday-day type and minor decisions easily. There are times, however, that we become paralyzed by indecision and find ourselves stranded in stasis, not knowing whether or how to go forward, backward, to the side, or nowhere at all. We are unable to decide what the best action is for things as insignificant as opening the door with right hand or left, sitting one place or another, or saying hello or hi. Once one runs into a crossroads, whether major or minor, we all know that we cannot go down more than one road at once, even though it would be nice to do so at times. We also know a decision must be made, but knowing that, and knowing that a decision must be made soon tends to put us into some version of a panic, which makes it even harder to choose a direction to go. At these times it is best to fall back and do a mental reset on oneself; this does not need to be anything major, perhaps only stopping and taking a deep breath to clear one’s mind, but large or small decision point, a clearing of the mind is necessary before one can move forward with confidence or in a restored routine. Isn’t it better to act from clarity than forge on blindly

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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