– quoting Jed McKenna –
The belief that something is wrong is the fire under the ass of humanity. The truth is that nothing is really wrong and nothing can ever be wrong. It’s not even wrong to believe that something is wrong. Wrong is simply not possible. As Alexander Pope wrote, One truth is clear, whatever is, is right. Wrongness is in the eye of the beholder and nowhere else. Nowhere.
When our reason establishes or predicts an outcome, in the first place, then we find right or wrong answers. The projection of an expected outcome is what makes the appearance of rightness and wrongness. Only a random world or a reality without purpose could provide the conditions to perceive any outcome as indifferent or as right and wrong at the same time.
Life without a reason, a purpose, a position… the mind is frightened of this realization. Life doesn’t need to decide who’s right and who’s wrong. Life doesn’t need to know the “right” way to go because it’s going there anyway. Life is unfolding without reason, without goal, without direction.
We are attached to perceive wrongness because the perception of wrongness is absolutely critical to the perpetuation of human drama, as well as the illusion of separateness. Drama requires conflict. No conflict, no drama. If something isn’t wrong, then nothing needs to be made right, which ultimately means nothing needs to be done. So we create the artificial wrongness to make life more interesting and add the dramatic element, the drama of conflict.
You perceive reality within Consciousness. Your reality might align with consensus or it might not; either way, it’s your own reality. Whatever is, is right. Wrongness is not possible. Even the perception of wrongness is right. Perception is perception, how could it be right or wrong?
“The wise see the same in all,” says the Gita. “The wise are impartial,” says the Tao. The enlightened cannot conceive of anything as being wrong, so they don’t struggle to make things right. Nothing is better or worse, so why try to adjust things?
Beyond our ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
– Rumi –