The Challenge, The Beauty
The Dharma path is full of significant Challenge, as well as great Beauty . . . each of which arises as we deepen our ongoing understandings of Self and Other.
To help jump-start your progress, consider the following perspectives:
The other person is always Right . . .
Right about her feelings;
Right about the day he just experienced;
Right about the fears (appropriate and ill-founded) in her life;
Right about the narrative going on, unspoken, in his head;
Right about what she likes and what she dislikes.
(The Challenge): You’ll need to travel to this place of ‘Right’ – this place apart from Self, beyond empathy and into equanimity – before you have any chance of authentic communion with another (The Beauty).