by Dr. Larry Morris
A sage once asked a visitor, "What do you want?" If we are not clear about our goal or purpose in life, it is difficult to establish priorities. If we don't know where we are going, we will probably get there. To paraphrase the great Hebrew prophet Elijah, "How long will we wobble between two opinions?" In Zen they say, "Stand, walk or sit, but don't wobble." At some point, we need to decide to be something or someone in this life. As Hamlet says, “To be or not to be, that is the question." That is the question for each of us. If we are going to be something, are we putting our whole being into being it or are we holding back, wishing for alternatives, secretly hoping that something will happen so that we don't have to completely be whatever we have chosen. As we experience the end of winter and the beginning of spring, this is a good time to rededicate and recommit ourselves to being all that we can be in this life.