Too often lately I’ve been hearing the phrase, “choosing the lesser of two evils” tossed around all over the place. It’s starting to chafe because I hear it perpetuating a worldview that I find destructive — a world in which we have to settle for the unpleasant in order to avoid the disastrous. Of course I get that it seems that way sometimes. Man, oh man, I get it. But I’d like to suggest that it doesn’t have be that way.
What if we mindfully approached our lives as invitations to choose, instead, THE GREATER OF 2 GOODS? Looking everywhere for good and more good. I’m not talking about trying to whistle-away the world’s terrors or put a happy face on the struggles people face every day -- I’m talking about how we choose to see ourselves.
What might be available? Who would we have to know ourselves to be, and what would we have to allow the world to be, in order to see Good and Light and Possibility?
“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” — Dalai Lama
I can’t wait to see you this Saturday, July 10, at 6:00 pm, with my friends Patty Stephens & Sid Fendley, at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living (abqcsl.org). Join us at 5:30 for refreshments & cheer. XO, Drew