My rambling thoughts on this Friday

My opinions and prejudices hold absolutely no weight with anyone else. They are meaningless outside of my head.

Which also means that the opinions and prejudices of others (including you, dear reader), are meaningless and weightless.

What would happen if we stopped trying to create other people in our own image? Not just saying, “Oh, it would be nice if one day we could stop (when they all agree with us)”, but just today, decide to stop.

Even for just ten minutes.


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One response to “My rambling thoughts on this Friday

  1. Sister,

    From the Buddhist tradition, there is a great poem entitled “Faith in Mind”. Here are a few lines from it. Your post reminded me of it. Thanks!

    Faith in Mind
    The Great Way is not difficult for those who do not pick and choose.

    When preferences are cast aside the Way stands clear and undisguised.

    But even slight distinctions made set earth and heaven far apart.

    If you would clearly see the truth, discard opinions pro and con.

    To founder in dislike and like is nothing but the mind’s disease.

    And not to see the Way’s deep truth disturbs the mind’s essential peace.

    The Way is perfect like vast space, where there’s no lack and no excess.

    Our choice to choose and to reject prevents our seeing this simple truth.

    Both striving for the outer world as well as for the inner void condemn us to entangled lives.