It is quite amusing the games we have created in our society. Someone has to be right and someone wrong. For a brief moment, someone feels good and the other bad. We create fantastic stories about the other person, and with that creation we tell friends, family, strangers, about this wrong this person did and why we are justified in punishing them. When we are really punishing ourselves. But in a year from now, the story will be the same and the attention will be on someone new.
A teacher of mine said one time, “Just because your right, doesn’t make me wrong.” Funny that we do the same thing in spiritual environments. That person is spiritual, that person is not. I like this way, this teacher is good, and they are not. I know this person they could never change, and when they do the story is ruined. It is all story. We are making it up.
The only way you’ll know if something is real or fake is showing up and being with it. You will know. Trust that and move on. So the person is telling half truths about you, lying, cheating, etc…who cares. Move on. Bless them. Retell a different story. Then why you are retelling the story, remember it is all a story. Then you will smile.
Beyond the story of right or wrong is something much more important. You will have to discover it for yourself. No one can get you there. You can’t take it from someone. You can read books, go to lectures, pay a teacher lots of money, retreats, all the rest of it, but there will come a time when you will have to stop judging it, and make the move. That is journey. To finally leave what you know behind- ALL OF IT.
What is it like for you? Tell me about it. That is far more interesting, then you telling me about what a teacher told you about. Big deal. How do you feel the essence? How do you connect to it when everything around you is saying look away? How do you stay present when everything you know is falling away? Where do you go? It is easy to give advice but can you live it, walk it, and be open to it, in every breath you take.
Right and wrong is a judgement that has worked…but seems to be losing the fight. Because we fight, there can be only be right or wrong. Be when we can just be, then there is openness, tears, laughter, and acceptance. Healing can only happen when you decide that you want to heal. Then it comes. When you have had enough.
Being alone is not being lonely. Those are two different feelings. Can you ever be lonely? Discover being alone. The old English word for alone is ALL ONE. So for today just get know ALL ONE. See what happens for you. Let that be your gift. Because in a year who cares who is right and wrong. That is just a small perspective compared to the whole of life.