A Feather… might accomplish it …or a Trifle done in the right Spirit… —Djuna Barnes—
Sometimes it seems as though a decision truly hangs in the balance, with such equal values on both sides that the weight of a feather might tip either way. ” I was that close to saying no—or yes—“we say, holding thumb and forefinger a few microns apart.
But that’s probably not an accurate version of how we came to make our decision. That close may not be that close at all; we knew all along what was appropriate. If we let ourselves be still and listen to our private inner voice, we usually know what’s right for us to do.
If we find ourselves faced with a lot of decisions that seem only a feather’s weight apart, maybe we’re not acting according to our ideas of what’s right. It might be time to reappraise our values. If we’re believing one way and acting another, it might be time to change eigther our behavior or our belief.
Any obstacles to knowing the right course of action are within me, and so is the right course.