Beyond Right and Wrong

 

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A Rumi quote I have always loved:

“Beyond our ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass,the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make sense any more.”

I try to remember this quote whenever I am in the midst of a disagreement.  It is a way to stay spiritually centered, to examine my own motivations, and to remember that we are all connected, all holy, even when we disagree.  As the Unitarian Francis David said back in the 1500’s, “We don’t have to think alike to love alike.”  I think he and Rumi would have liked each other.

 

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