Is there truly a place, out yonder, that is beyond right and wrong ... as Rumi claims?
Is that perhaps as well where "is-ness" and "one-ness" resides?
Is that where too our essential humanity can be experienced?
I want to believe that it exists.
But perhaps the more interesting question is ... "why is this place out yonder?"
What if I could live everyday as if it's beyond right and wrong?
As if it's "just is", and there's no need for more or less or other?
Would I love myself and others more capaciously and freely?
My legal training has me in somewhat of a bind with this idea - what would happen to law and order and justice if there's no right or wrong?
After pondering this question for a while, it boils down, for me, to one simple question ... "what is my assumption about the essential nature of a human being?"
If I believe that we are all essentially pure and loving beings, our base instinct is then to be pure and loving. If I believe that we are all essentially "survival of the fittest", then I am better off ensuring my survival.
Here's the catch, how can any of these beliefs be definitively proven right/wrong, in the sense of conforming with "reality" ... when reality is most likely a self-construct? As Jung famously said, paraphrased, "your reaction to (x) tells you more about your self"
So the question remains ... "what if you chose to believe that there is place beyond right and wrong, and that place is here and now"?
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