Is this where we are?
Righteous: Moral, right, good, decent, honest, proper, principled.
Intransigent: Adamant, inflexible, obstinate, opinionated, uncompromising.
The words ‘righteous intransigence’ came from an article about the “battle” between nature-lovers and developers. But it seems an appropriate tag for what we see in almost all arenas. No matter the side, the view, the heartfelt passion, the opposites are roiling. There seems to be no ability to entertain another view. Everyone is stuck in his or her perfect inflexibility. We don’t want to be stuck, we just believe ourselves to be correct.
“What can I do if I am right and I KNOW I am right?”
Answer: Nothing. You are stuck.
Can we open ourselves to other opinions or do we have the definitive truth? As we climb the ladder of knowledge and wisdom, we learn more — unless we say, “I already know all about that.” Then of course, we’re frozen on a single rung.
QUESTION: Are you stuck in your own beliefs? In which areas of life do these opinions reside? And because we are spiritual beings, it is part of the journey to have an ever-evolving spiritual path – or do you already “know” the answers?