Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18, Text 58
Life presents us with so many alternatives, all with their own complex and unpredictable implications, that the task of choosing among them can become overwhelming.
Gita wisdom rescues us by pointing out that we ultimately have two essential choices that lie with each one of us at every moment. The Bhagavad-gita (18.58) outlines them:
1. To move towards Krishna and gradually scale over and beyond all obstacles or
2. To move away from Krishna and get lost in the mesh of worldly delusions and distresses.
When we choose to move away from Krishna, our pleasure-seeking nature causes us to get blown whichever way the wind of worldly desire blows in our hearts. Worldly desires require strenuous work before fulfillment, yield meager pleasure on fulfillment and blow with increased power after fulfillment. Their overall effect is to make us lose our bearings and stay trapped in their spell — lifetime after lifetime.