I am reading Richard Rohr’s book, Immortal Diamond: The Search for the True Self. It is timely for me at this point in my life. This morning I read something that seems to directly apply to the dilemma I presented in yesterday’s blog: whether or not to act. “The True Self never knows with absolute surety that it is right or ‘good,’ but in fact it does not even need to, which is what we mean by ‘faith’,” Rohr writes. “The True Self has knocked on both the hard bottom and the high ceiling of reality and has less and less need for mere verbal certitudes or answers that always fit. It has found its certainty elsewhere and now lives inside a YES that is so big it can absorb most of the little noes.”
I take from this that there is no right and wrong when choosing to act or not to act. In fact, if one is certain, there is no need for a faith leap. Go with your gut. If your gut is more about the other person than yourself, it is probably a good thing. The outcome doesn’t matter. No regrets even if one is misunderstood. Know thyself. If love is the motivator, that is all that matters.