Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Your Choices Define Your Destiny

"Your Choices Define Your Destiny.
Choose Wisely!"
- Darth Vader, "Star Wars"

I saw these words on a poster of Darth Vader quite a while ago
and I felt a great power in these Words.

Many times I have imagined Vader standing before me and
making this statement to me in his powerful, deep-breathing
voice. The voice that carries the carefully chosen, and
unquestionable certain, Words of a Master Teacher spoken with
precision and perfect diction. I can especially imagine his final
emphasis on "Choose Wisely!"

Words which are carefully chosen tend to convey both a timeless
Lesson and a lasting impression. So, let us take a closer look at
some of Master Vader's carefully chosen Words.

"Choices/Choose": Before we take any Action on a situation
we must first analyze the situation. Next, we make a Decision
whether or not to take any action. This Decision to act, or not to
act, is in itself a Choice! If we decide to act, there may be several
actions available to us. We choose one of these actions and act.
At this point, the choice of action creates an imprint on our
psyche, our Personality. Every action we take defines our
character. If our action is positive, it adds a positive aspect to
our character. If our action is negative, it adds a negative aspect
to our character. Once an Action is done, it cannot be undone.

"Define": A word that is very specific and unquestionable.
It is razor-sharp. It gives an exact meaning to whatever it is

"Destiny": This word says it all, doesn't it? It is a word that is
wondrous, mysterious and final. To meet one's Destiny, face-to-face,
is an awesome concept.

Upon paraphrasing this statement, this is what I hear Master
Vader saying:

"Our choices determine our actions...Our actions define
our character...Our character determines our destiny...
Choose Wisely!"

See also: "Choosing Our Thoughts"

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