Am I sure?

June 23, 2020

Am I Sure? I am practicing asking myself that all the time now. Humans are incredible story tellers and we always seek to prove out our beliefs with our views on how things went down. Thich Nhat Hanh said that “all views are wrong views. No view can ever be the truth. It’s just from one point, which is why it’s called “point of view”.

He said that the RIGHT view is the absence of all views. Right thinking reflects the way things are. Wrong thinking causes us to see in an upside down way. When we ask ourselves “Am I sure?” We realize that the answer is NO. Looking deeper helps us get to the Right View.

Byron Katie also created 4 questions which she calls The Work – to ask ourselves these four questions before taking action or jumping to conclusions:

> Is it true?

> Can you absolutely know that it’s true?

> How do you react when you believe that thought?

> Who would you be without the thought?

When we ask ourselves those questions, we aren’t really sure anymore so looking deeper is always the best answer. I certainly am learning this myself too.