It’s a wrong choice -> It’s a right choice

 

This is a common set of thoughts for us humans:

I made a wrong choice.

It’s a wrong choice.

It’s possible to make a wrong choice.

What do I find when I explore one of these, keeping a specific situation in mind?

It’s a wrong choice.

TA: I am a wrong choice.

When the idea of “wrong choice” is held as true, there is identification with that view, and “I” become that view.

In that sense, I am – I am identified with the idea of – a wrong choice, that it’s possible, that it happened, that it may happen again, and all the things it means to me.

TA: It’s a right choice.

If it happens, it’s because it seems right to me. It may come from wisdom, love, guidance, or it may come from beliefs and being caught up in fears, and yet it feels like the right choice in the moment.

Life allows it to happen. It’s life itself appearing as that choice and its consequences, so it cannot be so inherently, absolutely “wrong” that it’s not possible.

It gives me feedback. If I act from beliefs and being caught up in fears, the (inner/outer) consequences gives me feedback and invites me to take a closer look at these beliefs.

TA: It’s not a wrong choice.

I cannot find the idea of right or wrong choice outside of my own images of it. People may say it’s a right/wrong choice, my thoughts may say so, and yet I cannot find it outside of my own images and ideas of it. It’s not inherent in the world itself (if we can even talk about that).

It gives me feedback. It’s “right” in that sense.

Innumerable causes – stretching back to the beginning of time and to the widest reaches of the universe – has led to it. Who am I to argue with the whole of existence? (And I notice I don’t want to use that as an excuse for acting from beliefs and unloved fears.)

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