“Character” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The sun set, but set not his hope:
Stars rose; his faith was earlier up:
Fixed on the enormous galaxy,
Deeper and older seemed his eye;
And matched his sufferance sublime
The taciturnity of time.
He spoke, and words more soft than rain
Brought the Age of Gold again:
His action won such reverence sweet
As hid all measure of the feat.
Determining the right thing to do can be incredibly challenging on occasion. The situations we face in this complex world we live in are rarely clear-cut and the most generative course is rarely the obvious one. Many times there is no simple “right” or “wrong” answer, there is only what appears to be the best choice given the available information and the circumstances at hand.
During these times you must reach deep within your heart to connect with the answer. Your mind must be as free of tension as possible and your heart must be as untroubled as you can manage for the answer to flow from within outward. You must trust yourself as a mechanism for the conveyance of the right answer, which can be a little intimidating if you are truly being honest with yourself, and you must be willing to accept the consequences of your decisions while moving forward.
The sun sets each and every day, but you must take care and dig down deep on occasion, so that your hope for a better, brighter future does not.