The Neutral Mind

The Neutral Mind

Once upon a time a peasant had a horse. This horse ran away, so the peasant’s neighbors came to console him in his bad luck. He said, “Perhaps.”

The day after, the horse came back and was also leading six wild horses. The neighbors came over to congratulate him on such good luck. The peasant said, “Perhaps.”

The day after this, his son tried to saddle and ride one of the wild horses, but he fell down and broke his leg. Once again the neighbors came to share that misfortune. The peasant said,“Perhaps.”

The day after that, soldiers came to enlist the youth of the village, but the peasant’s son was not chosen because of his broken leg. When the neighbors came to congratulate him, the peasant said again, “Perhaps.”

What seems to be "good" often turns out differently than expected.

What seems to be "bad" often turns out differently than expected.

Our neutral mind allows us to hold a larger vision which is not inclined to make snap judgments or take sides.
 
It is a more watchful than judgmental mindset.

It is the ability to wait, watch, hold the space of love and blessing and see how things unfold in a much larger context than anyone thought.