When you have to make a decision, you often contemplate which
way is the best. Some make their decisions based on their own
deductions while others may consult with a specialist before
making a decision.
Is there a perfect criterion for judgment?
The message explains what it is:
"When you are not sure how to make a decision, the answer
will come out spontaneously if you base your decision on Love
(the resource of life energy) - ask yourself 'does my decision hurt
anyone?' or 'does my decision please anyone?'."
In other words, if you feel your choice would bring
joy and happiness to you and those around you, the answer is
"yes". On the contrary, if the results of your choice seem to
cause hurt and harm to others, then naturally the answer is
Whenever your choice is based on Love, your choice cannot fail.
Nevertheless, the choice based on Love oftentimes requires one
to chose the hard way and in this
material world, that may require sacrifice on one's part.
It is a
true choice of Love when one sacrifices oneself and gives up his
possessions and devotes himself to others. However, when one
considers it a sacrifice to give to others, then one is not really
conducting himself with Love.
For example, when it is cold and you give your clothing to
others or you donate money although you do not have enough for yourself,
it is based on one's
Love for others. However, giving away
things that you don't need to others is not true giving but
merely ridding oneself of your surplus goods.
Bear in mind though that the message is not saying to give up all of your belongings
so that you yourself will suffer, because that is also against the
law of nature (balanced co-existence).
The message is saying that you should simply start with
little acts based on Love and expand little by little.