"We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it." ~ Thomas Aquinas
Cause and effect? By loving both I find the Truth, or by joyfully accepting opposing points of view I accept the Oneness behind the pinions? The Truth is in loving both? As long as I accept an opinion as true, or reject an opinion as untrue, I continue to express preference within duality. My grimly held opinions are barriers to love. Nagarjuna gently reminds me: What I believe is neither True nor not True....
In the last of our video series, Diederik responds to a question about NOT being in a Relationship.
Christina wonders if she is running away from healing by not being in a relationship, and Diederik reminds her that being gentle with herself is an important part of this work.
We have a number of relationship workshops coming up, check out our calendar for dates and locations.
“Why Aren't We Screaming Drunks?
The sun once glimpsed God's true nature
And has never been the same.
Thus that radiant sphere
Constantly pours its energy
Upon this earth
As does He from behind
With a wonderful God like that
Why isn't everyone a screaming drunk?
Hafiz's guess is this:
Any thought that you are better or less
Than another man
Breaks the wine
Glass.” ~ Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)
How many times a day do I judge someone as ‘less than’? How many times a day do I stop and ask myself: “What aspect of myself do I not particularly like in this person?” rather than blindly judging. Trump is such a great lesson for me and so many others. There is an aspect of the Donald within me that I despise. Time to heal that aspect and see the Donald for who he truly is: an innocent child of God masquerading as an arsehole.
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again