Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Something about the craving to understand

Here's a Zen saying that I may well have posted before but it certainly bears repeating:
If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
If we ponder this a while, it can be a real help. I know many people are tormented when they don't understand something. Realizing that things are just as they are can help us let go of that craving to understand.


  1. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Reminds me of Julian of Norwich, Ellie, 'All will be well, all will be well' A blessed New Year

  2. Hmm. I think you're right, Andie. Good awareness.

    And Happy New Year to you, too!

  3. Anonymous11:42 AM

    I find that when I am mentally tormented it is usually becaue I have not ACCEPTED something as being what it is.
    annie c


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