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The Future Is Open

If you realize that a whole chain reaction of incidents brought you into the present situation, that solves a lot of problems. It means that you have already made a commitment to whatever you are doing, and you recognize that the only way to behave is to go ahead, rather than hesitate constantly, in order to make further choices. The incidents that happen in the round of life are constantly creating a particular unique situation. This is a very powerful insight, which brings us to a sense of freedom. It is knowing that, at one and the same time, you are not committed to the present situation and you are committed to it. But what we do with the present situation as it relates to the future is completely up to us. It is an open situation.

From The Future Is Open: Good Karma, Bad Karma, and Beyond Karma, page 141.

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