Monday, October 28, 2002
I'm reading another book by Eknath Easwaran now, and came across this passage: "Very often when people come to me and announce that they have moved out of their parents' home, left their boyfriend or girlfriend, or terminated an old friendship, they explain by saying, 'We had irreconcilably different philosophies of life.' If I may be blunt, the problem is not irreconcilable differences in philosophy, as if you and your estranged partner used to debate free will versus predestination; it is simply that neither was flexible enough to concede that the other has a valid point of view." (The Mantram Handbook, pg 108.) That one really struck me. I wish I'd been reading this a long time ago.