“Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there is a garden. I will meet you there."
- Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi
Right and wrong are very strange places to be at. From where I stand, everything looks crystal clear. The sky is above and the ocean below. I am right and she is wrong. And for her? The ocean is above, and the sky below! She is a mermaid, looking back at me from beneath the water. She cannot understand why I believe I am right.
Some eat meat. Others can't imagine eating the flesh of another creature.
Some want to make a lot of money. Others want to create art or teach.
Some love to speak. Others would rather curl up with a good book.
Some believe in their God. Others believe in their God.
The thing is, from where I stand, I can see rain. And, from where they stand, they can see sunshine. My perspective always looks right to me. And theirs, to them. But, come to think of it, there must be a rainbow somewhere!
I'm learning that both of us have to step away from where we stand right now. We both need to walk a little, and talk a little. We need to turn and look back at the spots where we were standing. Then, there is a chance that we will see a new perspective. It is likely to surprise us both. Then, we just may find ourselves in the metaphorical garden that Rumi speaks - the garden of truth.