In a mother’s womb two twin babies were having a bit of an argument.
Which one do you think was right?￼
One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”
The other replies, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense,” says the other. “There is no life after delivery. What would that life be?”
“I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths.”
The other says “That is absurd! Walking is impossible. And eat with our mouths? Ridiculous. The umbilical cord supplies nutrition. Life after delivery is impossible. The umbilical cord is too short.”
“Well, I think there is something, and maybe it’s different than it is here.”
The other replies, “No one has ever come back from there. Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery it is nothing but darkness and nonexistence.”
“Well, I don’t know,” says the other, “but certainly we will see mother and she will take care of us.”
“Mother??” You believe in mother? Where is she now?”
“She is all around us. It is in her that we live. Without her there would not be this world.”
“I don’t see her, so it’s only logical that she doesn’t exist.”
To which the other replied, “Sometimes when I’m in silence I can hear her, I can feel her.”
And on and on they argued, non-verbally, until the contractions started coming, and they had other things to focus on.￼
Perhaps they were both right. Could they be just viewing life from two different, valid perspectives￼?
Maybe all arguments about who is right or wrong are pointless because everyone gets to be right in their own frame of reference.
What if all wars and maybe even some divorces could be avoided if we practiced relating to each other in this way, accepting that all points of view are valid.￼
A Course in Miracles asks us, “Would you rather be happy or right?”
Perhaps in this context, we can be both!
What do you think?￼￼