Conscious Decision-making

October 30, 2009

I think everyone intends to be conscious about the decisions they make yet Carl Jung observed “the greatest decisions of human life have as a rule more to do with instincts and other unconscious factors than with well meaning reasonableness.” So what does it mean to bring consciousness to a decision? I suggest that we need to explore each decision from the perspective of our logic and thinking process, then we need to look at what emotions and feelings are engaged. Finally we need to review the fears that often underlie a difficult decision. By ensuring all the factors are brought into the light we will become more conscious about the decision we are making. Major decisions frequently contain fears around both choices. For example people facing chemotherapy usually fear side effects if they proceed and fear of shortening their life if they don’t. If we bury the feelings and the fears then we may find ourselves wake in the middle of the night with the cold sweats second guessing our choice.

The DecisionClarity model provides a process for the orderly review of the primary factors in a decision but then goes on to facilitate a process where we try to access our own deepest knowing to break through the confusion we may be feeling. Psychologist and Spiritual Teacher Jean Houston observed, “You are more than we think you are”. It is this deeper wiser self that we need to address to access our own inner wisdom. The DecisionClarity model helps you to learn ways to access this “more” by providing a series of tools to facilitate your intuitive senses and identify the decision that is consistent with your highest good.