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. 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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