Archive for March 24th, 2008

Nothing is right or wrong

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Q. Masters, I will be graduating from college in a year with a degree in engineering. I have no idea what I should do next. I am torn between getting a job right away or going on to graduate school. My opinion seems to change daily. Can you give me some tips as to how I should handle this situation?

A. With this, as with all decisions that you face as a soul in a human body, you have freedom of choice as to what and when you want to experience things. That said, let’s analyze the situation. You have all sorts of theoretical experience and very little practical knowledge. You aren’t even sure which aspects of your chosen field interest you enough to keep you engrossed for the next decade or two.

We suggest that you consider getting a summer job within your field and learning as much about it as you can. Then you will be able to decide whether you want to take additional education right away or keep working, exploring, deciding—and possibly getting an employer to pay for the next degree. 

The reason your opinion changes so easily is that you are bouncing back and forth between listening to what others say is right for you and feeling what you imagine is right for yourself. Do not give away to others the power of your freedom of choice. These decisions are all part of the lessons you came into a physical body to experience.

Remember, nothing is truly right or wrong. All experiences are lessons from which we learn so that we do not have to repeat them in the future.