When you make any choice- any choice at all- you can ask yourself two things: First of all, ”What are the consequences of this choice I am making?” In your heart you will immediately know what these are. Secondly, ”Will this choice that I’m making now bring happiness to me and to those around me?” If the answer is yes, then go ahead with that choice. If the answer is no, if that choice brings distress either to you or to those around you, then don’t make that choice. It’s as simple as that.
There is only one choice out of the infinity of choices available in every second, that will create happiness for you as well as for those around you. And when you make this one choice, it will result in a form of behaviour that is called spontaneous right action. Spontaneous right action is the right action at the right moment. It’s the right response to every situation as it happens. It’s the action that nourishes you and everyone else who is influenced by that action. There is a very interesting mechanism that the universe has to help you make spontaneously correct choices. The mechanism has to do with sensations in your body. Your body experiences two kinds of sensations: one is a sensation of comfort, the other is a sensation of discomfort. At the moment you consciously make a choice, pay attention to your body and ask your body, ”If i make this choice, what happens?” If your body send a message of discomfort, then it’s not the appropriate choice.