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Wanting to Be Right

August 22, 2012

When Things Fall ApartWe feel that we have to be right so that we can feel good. We don’t want to be wrong because then we’ll feel bad. But we could be more compassionate toward all these parts of ourselves. The whole right and wrong business closes us down and makes our world smaller. Wanting situations and relationships to be solid, permanent, and graspable obscures the pith of the matter, which is that things are fundamentally groundless.

From When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, pages 82-83.

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