There is no difference… Over the years I had become sensitive to The Voice and its presence. Along my life’s journey, I had learnt to be still, open and expectant of The Voice that I now simply refer to as ‘Spirit’.
It was not uncommon for me to have a conversation with Spirit whilst washing the dishes in the morning, whilst my mind was still, allowing the water to gently flow, slow over the circular motion of my hands… feeling as one.
Sometimes we would talk on a walk in the nearby park or on a journey to the gym, on the train, in the car; I felt always connected… just a conversation away. Our relationship deepened over the years. Spirit had become my friend, teacher and confidante. I sought out Spirit’s direction regularly.
This particular day, Spirit taught me a lesson. One day as I sat at my desk quietly working from home, Spirit’s voice alerted me to the tree that stood outside my window.
Spirit: ‘Do you see that tree?’
Me: ‘Yes,’ I replied, to the voice I now easily recognised.
Spirit: ‘If you were sat on that bench beneath the tree and were to look up at that tree, you would be adamant it is above you?’
Me: ‘Yes’, I replied, wondering where this was going…
Spirit: ‘And yet…if you were on that aeroplane, you see flying above, you would be adamant that tree is below you?’
Me: ‘Yes, of course’ I replied… now getting an inkling of where this was going.
Spirit: ‘Which version of you is right?’ said Spirit.
Me: ‘Well depending from where you view it, both’ I replied.
Spirit: ‘And which wrong?’
Me: ‘Well depending from where you view it, both,’ I replied
Spirit: ‘At the same time’ pronounced Spirit. ‘You see, your answer is the same. You are both right and both wrong at the same time, there is no difference. The only difference is from where you stand. Literally, your point of view and so it is the world over.
‘Tell me, how many arguments have you witnessed where one tries to impress their ‘right’ upon another? Is this not how your wars are created…?’
I thought about what Spirit had taught me that day… “my people perish for the lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6) came to mind…
I was both right and wrong at the same time. When one has an argument I could see that it is simply a clash of perspectives not knowledge AND how nonsensical it is to argue and engage in conflict.
How nonsensical would it be then to judge one over the other when they are both wrong and yet right, both at the same time?
Spirit had shown me that: When all you see is conflict, you lose sight of peace, whilst peace waits patiently at your side, awaiting recognition. Your engagement in conflict is merely a distraction from peace. You do not have answers…you have points of view.
Reader, can you see why you need not buy into another’s judgement, or point of view and disregard your own; in effect, abandon ourselves to follow the path of another or a path that is not our own?
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