“All of you are perfect just as you are and you could use a little improvement.”
– Shunryu Suzuki-roshi (1905 – 1971)
Teachings on non-duality can be challenging to appreciate and understand. Non-duality, essentially, means not two. The quote above by Suzuki-roshi speaks to the non-dulaistic nature of our spiritual path. Yes, we are perfect right here and now in the present moment. And yes, we could all use a little work! It’s not one OR the other, it’s both happening at the same time!
It is a waste of our precious time to think, judge, speak, and act in such a way that perpetuates a one-pointed view of life. It is unwise to separate life into right OR wrong, black OR white, happy OR sad, this OR that. Life is not two. Life is one. Life is comprised of right AND wrong, black AND white, happy AND sad, this AND that. All matters of life, regardless of what it is, are interconnected, inseparable from life itself.
There is no two. There is only one.