NO HUMAN COULD EVER AVOID ONE THING- & THAT IS MAKING CHOICES.
CHOICES are not mere expression of PREFERENCES, but IMPLEMENTED PREFERENCES. We MAKE A CHOICE. The word is MAKE. The implications of such making is seldom known to the person at the making of those choices.
When we make certain CHOICES, we BIND ourselves without our own conscious knowledge to certain FORCES and ALIENATE certain FORCES. And for the sake of CONTINUITY, we continually make such CHOICES that are in-keeping with those seminal choices made earlier. For greater clarity let me explain from the Greek/Roman Mythology and ILIAD by Homer.
Paris, the Prince of Troy, was asked by Jupiter (Roman equivalent to Zeus), to adjudge THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL, which was written on the apple of discord. The contenders were Juno, the spouse of Jupiter and consequently the Queen of all Roman pantheon; Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom and Venus, the goddess of Love. Paris, was offered different things as a bribe by each of the three goddesses. Juno offers him Europe and Asia; Minerva offers him Wisdom and skills in war and Venus offers him the Most Beautiful woman. Paris makes a CHOICE.
Paris had three different things on his platter as a bribe to pervert the judgement. Europe & Asia; Wisdom & skills in war and the most beautiful woman (Helen of Troy).
PARIS MADE A CHOICE. A choice that was to determine not only his future but also the future of his country.
IT WOULD BE SIMPLISTIC TO THINK THAT ONE COULD MAKE A CHOICE AND NOT ATTRACT THE IRE OF THE OTHER CONTESTANTS! JUPITER HIMSELF WHO WAS CALLED UPON TO ADJUDICATE ‘THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL‘, CLEVERLY DELEGATED THE CHOICE MAKING TO PARIS, AS JUPITER WAS FULLY AWARE OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE JUDGEMENT. PARIS DRUNK WITH A SENSE OF UPRIGHTNESS OF JUDGEMENT (BECAUSE HE HAD JUDGED THE BULL OF MARS TO BE SUPERIOR TO HIS OWN BULL- AND THEREBY PROVED HIS IMPARTIALITY) AGREES TO DECIDE. EASILY, JUNO MUST HAVE BEEN THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL, BUT VENUS UPSTAGES HER THROUGH HER SKILL IN DEALING WITH PARIS, AND THE OFFER THAT SHE MADE TO PARIS.
Paris chooses Venus and consequently loses the favour of Juno and Minerva. Juno and Minerva represent the forces of TEMPORAL POWER and WISDOM. Paris loses both, and foolishly abducts Helen the wife of Menelaus- the King of Sparta and sparks off the battle that consumes his country and his family!
Likewise, we as human instead of BLENDING the various choices available, jump to make a CHOICE to the exclusion of the other things offered. Thereby we not only forgo the benefits that accrue out of harmonious blending, but make enemies of those forces that we reject.
Let us see what Paris could have done. Paris could have firstly avoided making a choice based on the gifts on offer. Had he been true to the judgement, he would have still had the support of Jupiter, who could have quelled the ire of the losers from being directed towards Paris. Instead the GIFT, perverted the judgement and brought about the consequences of his choice.
WE AS HUMANS ARE CONSTANTLY CONFRONTED BY SITUATIONS THAT DEMAND A CHOICE TO BE MADE BASED ON THE GIFTS WE ARE PROMISED! WE MAKE CHOICES THAT PERVERT THE TRUTH & THEREBY BRING ABOUT IMPLACABLE INIMICAL FORCES INTO OUR LIVES.