Decisions, decisions…

Don’t ask me… I don’t know… or… I don’t mind… are probably my most common answers to most questions.

I’ve always been a bit indecisive.

I can hear my husband now: “A bit….?”!

Okay, so I’m indecisive. I think😉

I’ve always blamed it on being a Libran.

Although the star-sign is all about balance and justice – the method of getting to that sort of decision takes a great deal of thought and deliberation, and that’s not a bad thing.

I’d hate to be a person that made hasty decisions.

I like to consider all angles, consequences… to think about things.

Ironically, in a work situation when I had to make a split second decision, I could do so in a flash.

That was professional and required.

But in my personal life? Do I want to eat Italian or Indian food? I don’t mind… and I really don’t.

When I say that, I mean it.

If I really don’t want to do something I will also say so, but then when asked what I do want to do? I don’t know.

As a broadcast journalist you’re always steered away from asking questions that can be replied with a ‘yes’, or a ‘no’.

What we call ‘closed questions’.

You want to ask something that elicits an answer, hence the oft quoted – who, what, why, where, when and how – type questions.

So it’s interesting with the upcoming referendum – we’re being asked to choose between Yes and No.

Two hands held outright one holding the letters that spell out the word yes, the other holding the letters that spell out the word no.
It’s a big decision, voting yes or no. Photo by SHVETS production

For some people it’s an easy answer.

A no-brainer.

For others that’s not the case.

There’s so much misinformation and nastiness out there it’s not surprising people don’t know what to think, or how to vote.

This week I received an email from Meditation Australia saying:

“It has been a complex and often divisive time in the run up to the vote. Emotions have run high, and there has been little time or opportunity for people to be quiet with themselves to meditate or contemplate on the question and how they feel they would like to answer it.”

They are providing a ‘virtual space open daily for members who wish to spend some time in contemplation and listen to their own heart without influence or pressure’.

There won’t be any advertising or promotional material.

“…just a place to sit with your own thoughts and your own aspirations for how we move forward as a united people.”

What a beautiful idea.

How often do we get the chance to sit down somewhere quiet, by ourselves, to really think things through.

To really contemplate – how does this make me feel? What do I understand? What do I still need to know?

Deep down, in my heart, how do I feel I should vote?

I wonder how many more sensible decisions our leaders around the world would make with this sort of attitude and approach?

So before you vote on October 14, take some time to consider that whatever you decide, it will have a huge impact on First Nations people.

If you are not Indigenous, you are one of 97% of voters who will make a decision impacting on the other 3%.

When you cosider that alone, it’s quite daunting and a big responsibility.

So do your research, think about it, take your time, and vote with your heart 🙏

Decisions, decisions…

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