Not right nor wrong


See what is. Acknowledge it without judging it as right or wrong. See it clearly without judgment and let it go. Come back to the present moment. From now until the moment of your death, you could do this. As a way of becoming more compassionate, as way of becoming less dogmatic, prejudiced, determined to have your own way, absolutely sure that you’re right and the other person is wrong, as a way to develop a sense of humor, to lighten it up, open it up, you could do this.

Pema Chodron

One thought on “Not right nor wrong

  1. I’ve recently been listening to Pema Chodron’s “Don’t Bite The Hook.” Reading her quote above, I can almost hear her saying so gently and clearly “you can do this.”
    She makes it seem so simple, and isn’t it simple really? I wonder why we humans have such a predisposition to complicate things, to imagine things as they aren’t, to get frustrated or angry when they aren’t the way we imagine they are or as they “should be” and so on.
    Any insights on that?

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