Ask Deepak: Making Difficult Decisions
— Kerry B., Paju-si, South Korea
I think we both know that you should go with your heart, but let's see if we can make the decision easier. When you talk about living in fear in South Africa, I don't know if you mean as a black person confronting racism or as a white person afraid of the new society back home.
In either case, you can't go home to be in fear. Before you make any major decisions, talk to your family. Honestly express your misgivings. Make it clear you are not merely complaining or asking for reassurance. Discuss practical ways to make your life feel safer. Even if your family feels differently, you are who you are. Career is never a substitute for fulfillment of the heart. Do all you can to reach that fulfillment, but on a basis of feeling secure first.
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Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 50 books on health, success, relationships and spirituality, including his current best-seller, Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, and The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, which are available now. You can listen to his show on Saturdays every week on SiriusXM Channels 102 and 155.
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