Resentments and grudges last for years because of the energy they’re given and until it’s realized what you think is “Not Always So” they remain. All this does is cause harm because this energy has a beginning, but it doesn’t have an end.
What’s often seen as the beginning is also the path to the end, but only if it’s not attached to. This is not to be looked at as negative because without a beginning there can be no end. I once heard someone say that life’s greatest truth can be summed up in three words, “Not Always So” this resonated with me because it’s how it is with just about everything. Most of what is seen is interpreted differently than what’s actually occurring. One would be better off if “Not Always So” was applied to what was first seen, before attaching a label and running with it as truth. Most labels are applied without much thought and once this happens what is seen is given life. If you feel lost that’s not the energy given to you from life, it’s the energy of what the Conditioned Mind is projecting on you. If it was possible to just let things play out without attaching to them, life would be much different. There’s immense value in a “Not Always So” mind because it creates space so the incessant thoughts don’t control.
When a thought arises this is the beginning, but if it’s not given energy it’s also the end. This is how most of life is until one’s conditioning steps in and gives the thought life. The thing is when a thought is given life it takes on a story all its own, which 99.9999% of the time is not so. I won’t say 100% because not much of anything is 100%, but the fact is what one gives energy to is “Not Always So” and until this is seen there will be a beginning, but you won’t know when exactly there will be an end. Resentments last for years as do grudges because of the energy they’re given and until it’s realized that what you think is “Not Always So” it will be, and all this does is cause harm because this energy has a beginning, but it doesn’t have an end.