It is fair to say that a lack of choice spawns within us a definite sense of finality, but this doesn’t need to be as negative as it sounds. The act of choosing collapses the reality of any and all other outcomes and we are left with the inevitable.
When it is the case that we may find ourselves feeling uncertain or anxious, or indeed confident or excited, that point in time has been created by our own choices. Situations, as they occur, good or bad, cannot be otherwise, otherwise they would be. By having the confidence to realise that any other possible outcome would be impossible we can relax and enjoy the ride.
The trick is to know that the smallest choices we make now, decisions that may not show any bearing in the short term or even seem insignificant, will create a ripple and the future, your future, will be forced to determine itself accordingly.
Brothers, what we do in life echoes in eternity – Maximus Decimus Meridius