Understanding Why You Chose Your Life Path

Understanding Why You Chose Your Life Path: The Role of Situation in the Decision-Making Process


At the Geomic Code Research Institute, when we look at how humans make choices, we think in terms of 6 areas of decision-making influence: Intent, Situation, Values, Destiny, Purpose, and Motivation. In the article we posted on the Geomic Code website in May 2020, I discussed “purpose“, and, in July, we looked at “intention”.

In this article, we will take a peek at “situation” through the same lens I used to study “purpose” and “intention”. I call this approach to looking at a new topic my digital (as in the five fingers) remembering tool.

To refresh your memory, let me explain how the digital remembering tool works: 1) Thumb: What is this thing I want to know more about? 2) Index Finger: What does this thing do? 3) Middle Finger: How can I use this thing? 4) Commitment Finger: When can I use this thing? 5) Pinkie Finger: What results can I expect from using this thing?

The answer to why any one person chooses a particular life path is varied: It may be as simple as “Why not?” Or, it might be that an individual’s answer to this question is, “I don’t know why I chose that path.” At the time, it may have seemed to be the right thing to do.

Our parents, peers, education, and religion all figure strongly in each of our “why’s”. For this reason, at the Geomic Code Research Institute, we look at your Geomic Code Assessment results, together with you, to help you explore the path you are on. We call your Assessment results a “snapshot in time” that can show you the why behind your current situation from a fresh perspective with a view to bringing future choices into the light of consciousness.

1) What is “situation”?

When we examine our current situation, we are embarking on an expedition into our “now”. Our “now” is what I call “the as is, is”. The situation we are in at any given moment of our lives can reveal to us patterns in our decision-making process that got us to this place. We can move from acting out of habit into a state of recognition of the patterns we fall into unconsciously from time to time. We arrive at this state of recognition by viewing the map of situation.

You are probably familiar with the “You are here” image on a mall directory. The map of the mall does not tell you where you wish you were or where you would have preferred to come from; it shows you your location in the present moment.

At the Institute, we see this state of pattern recognition as a kind of mirror of self-honesty, a measurement tool that reflects the width, height, depth, and weight of you, as is, right now.

Bert Hellinger, in his book, Love’s Hidden Symmetry, explains the nature of the world “as is”: “Tranquility and clarity of perception are made possible by consenting to the world as it is without any intention to change it. That’s fundamentally a religious attitude because it aligns me with a greater whole without separating me from it. I don’t pretend to know better or hope to achieve something better than what the inner forces already at work in the system would do by themselves. When I see something terrible, that, too, is an aspect of the world, and I consent to it. When I see something beautiful, I consent to that also. I call this attitude “humility” – consenting to the world as it is. Only this consent makes perception possible. Without it, wishes, fears, judgments – my constructs – interfere with my perception.”

And, of course, we have our friend, Winnie the Pooh, to help us see “situation” as a tool that motivates us to be present in the moment:

How can you get very far

if you don’t know who you are?

How can you do what you ought

if you don’t know what you got?

And if you don’t know which to do

of all the things in front of you,

then what you’ll have when you are through

is just a mess without a clue

of all the best that can come true

if you know what and which and who.

Your current situation is a neutral-view vision of you at this very moment, a snapshot in your time. When you take the Geomic Code Assessment, your situation is the “Now” during which you took that Assessment.

2) What does “situation” do?

Our “as is” situation can help us define a direction to take. “Situation” allows us to see the road with clarity because it shows us how the path forward can (may) differ from the pattern we have been following up to the “now”.

Viewing our current circumstances with clear eyes can be an “aha moment” that points to a possible new way to approach life and see our life’s purpose. The “Situation” tool is recognition of direction. As the Cheshire cat said in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: “If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.”

3) How can we use “situation”?

To be truthful with ourselves with respect to our current situation is to see it from what we at the Institute call a position of “Purity of Preference”. If I accept my “as is”, I own it! When I am mindful of what I am experiencing and how I am operating in the present, I can begin to understand the path I am on in relationship to how I might want it to change direction.

Pay attention to the present as a presence. You are, presently, standing on a point of departure from where you are to a point where you can continue to evolve. Breathe into this idea and see how it feels.

4) When can we use “situation”?

To understand the path you’re on, the Geomic Code Research Institute recommends that you take the Geomic Code Assessment. With the help of Geomic Code Readers, you can bring the choices you make into the light of conscious decision-making, free from the layers of expectation your world may be laying on you.

Knowing where you are sets your compass to true north. Remember that “situation” is your “You are here” map. It can help you get your life going in the direction you want – before you move left, right, forward, or back. And remember this as well: A map is useless unless you know where you are.

5) What results can we expect from paying attention to the situation we are in at the moment?

You can now breathe a big sigh of relief. Here I am! I am here! I am on the spot from which I can continue in the same (or similar) manner…or I can alter my journey. Here are some questions you might want to ask yourself as you view your situation map:

  • Am I content with my content?
  • Am I being supremely honest with myself?
  • Am I making conscious choices from the ground of “now”?

Knowing your situation inside and out can show you the start of your path to the future (kind of like Dorothy at the beginning of the yellow brick road). It does not have to be the circle of “Same-Old-Stuff” that keeps leading you back to the “Same-Old-Place”. It might be a triangle that points to a new leadership role for you. Or it could be a square or rectangle with decision corners to consider. Then, there’s the oval of smooth inclusiveness you may have been paying little attention to up until your “now”. The shape your situation will take in the future is up to you once you see it in the daylight of conscious choices.

What does “situation” have to do with the Geomic Code?

At the Geomic Code Research Institute, we have been discussing our 6 areas of decision-making influence (Intent, Situation, Values, Destiny, Purpose, and Motivation) with a view to the kinds of workshops and other tools we can offer in the future. I invite you to join the conversation by providing your comments and / or questions in the box at the end of this article.

Stay tuned and, in the meantime, please take a Geomic Code Assessment and let us know how we can help you take your Assessment results to the next level.