Softening the Sword’s Edge
As long as you are trying to choose
between two strongly held points of view
you will sharpen the edge between them.
The pressure to decide is a double edged sword.
It hurts everyone it touches.
Step away from the pressure and the urgency.
Be patient with yourself and others.
Take the sword of division and love it.
until its edge softens and it can no longer do harm.
Then you can decide.
Because then you will rest in the heart-space
where all needs are considered
and everyone is enfolded in your love.
From Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini