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shroudofrain (profile) wrote,
on 5-5-2011 at 11:33pm
Are my desires of my heart paving my future, or are my choices?
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goodbye

05-06-11 9:42am

Choices. But our choices often decide what our hearts need.

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shroudofrain

Re: , 05-06-11 11:29am

But I believe there is a difference.
Your desires can decide where you end up in your future, but depending on the choices you make (say settling with marrying someone rather than searching for your soulmate) can decide where your future takes you.
So, the question is: Are the desires of my heart (things I have a passion for) deciding where I go in life.... or are my choices I make doing that for me?
I think I find myself at a crossroads at the moment.....

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goodbye

Re: Re: , 05-06-11 2:56pm

Your desires don't decide anything. Your desires are just wants you have. If you want a soul mate but settle, that's a choice. If you want to keep learning and continue on with school, that's a choice. And those choices create your future. Those choices force each further second of your life down a particular path you may not have had if you followed your desires or did not choose to follow them.

I don't believe in fate, Patrick, so it's difficult to speak with someone who does. But if you're all about God's plan and believe your desires coincide with that, then your choices will as well. Your free will you believe in causes you to have an infinite amount of choices available. As long as you live within the parameters of your religion, being loving and doing His good work, God will love you either way. You have to make the choice that is right for you. If it ends up hurting someone, but you know it is what is meant to happen, then make it happen. Make the choice.

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shroudofrain

Re: Re: Re: , 05-06-11 3:57pm

This is the way I see it:
Your desires can lead you through your future, but your choices can as well.

Say you feel like you'd be settling if you marry someone who just happens to have a steady job/income. That would mean that you think that there might very well be someone else out there.
Say, as well, your desire is to have a family and kids and a healthy marriage.
You, then, stand at a fork in your future: If you choose not to marry this person (that has a steady job and income), then I believe you would be choosing to follow your desires because you're not settling. However, if you do decide to marry this person (knowing that there is a possibility that you might not meet someone with such a solid paycheck every month, so that may mean that life could be hard with someone you want to be with), then your choice has just determined your future, because you settled.

You see?

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