Shades of Gray

By Greg Baer M.D.

May 13, 2011

I observed two people talking about making a choice in their relationships. One of them said, "There are many ways to see this. It's confusing. It's not like life is black or white. It's all shades of gray."

Overall, it's not true that life is shades of gray. Many times a day we come to forks in the road—decisions to be made—and on each occasion we choose to be loving or not, to tell the truth, or not, to think about the needs of others, or to focus on our own needs, to genuinely listen or to push our own agenda, and so on. Mostly our decisions are not fuzzy. They're left or right, 0s or 1s—as in computer encoding.

Each of these choices takes us in the direction of happiness and life or misery and death. As we feel more loved and less afraid, we can see these choices with more clarity, and of course, with more clarity, we make choices that lead to more love and less fear.

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About the author 

Greg Baer, M.D.

I am the founder of The Real Love® Company, Inc, a non-profit organization. Following the sale of my successful ophthalmology practice I have dedicated the past 25 years to teaching people a remarkable process that replaces all of life's "crazy" with peace, confidence and meaning in various aspects of their personal lives, including parenting, marriages, the workplace and more.

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