Fear. False Evidence Appearing Real. The runaway mind is both tremendously insecure and wildly inventive. It’s like the man who enters a dark room, steps on a coil of rope and immediately assumes he’s standing on a snake. The home of fear is the head. Fear seeks to legitimize itself in partialized truth, in truthiness, in something that could be true, might be true. But the truth is never partial. And fear is always a lie.
Inevitability and ignorance sleep in the same bed. The truth is a surprise.
We read in the Gospel of Matthew that the crowds he addressed were left astonished and overwhelmed. And the reason for this mass startlement? The unexpected is true.
We are enjoined not to judge, but why? Two reasons. First, judgement is ego’s province, not ours. Second, every judgement ego makes is based on a partial truth and is ipso facto false.
The term “conflict resolution” is misleading, even contradictory. Conflict does not move us toward a resolution but away from it. The prerequisite for problem-solving is quiet. Quiet invites the truth; noise rejects it.