You can begin a happy day with the determination not to make decisions by yourself. Text 30. I. 14:1
There are seven rules in the “Rules for Decision” at the start of Chapter 30 and the first two are about choosing not to make decisions by yourself but with God (Love, Happiness).
Rule 1: Today I will make no decisions by myself.
Rule 2: If I make no decisions by myself, this is the day that will be given me.
Note the happy day will be given you – you don’t have to make things happen that you think will make you happy. You experience happiness the moment you decide not to make decisions by yourself.
The problem is that following rules 1 and 2 is not easy. Well, it is easy except when we want to make decisions by ourselves.
When you have learned how to decide with God, all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. There is no effort, and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in summer. Only your own volition seems to make deciding hard. Text 14. IV. 6:1-3
Volition is the “power of using one’s will” (Oxford Dictionaries). We often wish to be the master of our own day, to be independent and in charge. A Course in Miracles does not underestimate our will to be separate, because the other five “Rules for Decision”, are how to change once we have already decided we know what is in our own best interests.
This is your major problem now. You still make up your mind, and then decide to ask what you should do. Text 30. I. 3:1-2
How open are we to guidance? To hear an answer that is not our own? Do we trust that we there is a wisdom that will give us a happy day? Are we willing to “sit by and ask to have the answer given”?