Tue, 10 September 2019
Ven. Pomnyun's Answer to "How Do I Know Whether I’m Making the Right Decision?”
Selection from a Dharma Q&A session at Jogyesa Temple, Seoul (June 14, 2019)
Questioner : I’m a very decisive person in my decision making all my life, and somehow it turns out alright for me. I’m 39 years old this year and I’m just wondering whether it’s my happy go lucky character that I always think it’s easy when I face difficulties in life. And my friends all say that it seems like I’m having an easy life. And whenever I face difficulties I will always just go with the flow.
And I found that like I quit my job last year and I came to Korea three months ago and I was at a work exchange in a farm. And the boss offered me an employment in that farm.
And I have this kind of like intuition that there’s a glimpse of something like I [was] actually in a similar situation before, like it happened in a farm, that I was there before.
But actually I was only there for the first time in my life. And this is not only happening in Korea.
When I was in Malaysia, it also happened like always in my life, it’s like I will always have something like I’ve been in that situation before. But I know very clearly that I have not been in that situation before.
So I’m just wondering is it because that is it fate that I have to go through that kind of situation in my life.
Actually I want to say is, I’ve always followed my heart when I make decision and it seems to turn out fine for me.
And I saw my friends they are always making rational decisions but somehow they are quite unhappy in their lives.
So does that mean following my heart is actually the best way when making a decision?