let's examine the idea of free will..
Look back into the story of your life and find one important decision that you made.
It can be anything..Deciding to get married, choosing your school..choosing to buy a car..anything
Then ask this-
Could you have made a different decision at given circumstances?>> yes I could have decided otherwise and not get married.
Was that the best and only way to proceed? >> no it wasn’t. We could have continued to live together unmarried.
It was the best decision because I was in love at the time. I was what I wanted at the time.
Was there any free will involved, as in could you choose independently of situation? >>yes i could choose freely. I could have said no and we would have stayed together but not married.
Was it you that made a choice or situation made you take the only way possible? >>I chose to respond yes. However, I didn’t control the asking.
Can you choose something that is not "right"?>> sure! But things always sort themselves out in the end.
Write what you notice doing this exercise. Then bring focus to here & now. Can anything be different than what it already is? How do you know that? >> I know that because by the time that I’ve realized they happened, they are already passed.
What is that made the choose to be here now?>> I have no idea. Really.
Does it make a difference if you think that you made the choice to be here or not?>> I see! No at all! How come my example to get married doesn’t seem to fit? It’s such a personal decision. The circumstances may be out of my control, but I did say yes.