Let’s Not Blame

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you
don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not
doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other
person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will
grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive
effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason
and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no
reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you
understand, and you show that you understand, you can
love, and the situation will change.

–Thich Nhat Hanh

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3 Responses to Let’s Not Blame

  1. Sabina says:

    Tanja, hvala za novo spodbudo tedna! Sem jo spravila v srce.
    Naj bo tvoj teden sončen in poln navdihov za srečo!
    Pomežikec

  2. Rumi says:

    Kako dragocen nasvet za vse vrste medsebojnih odnosov. Čisto samoumevno, a vse bolj pozabljeno. Izgleda, da naši egi vse bolj rastejo, zato si mislimo, da mora biti vse tako kot se nam zdi prav. In vse več je nesporazumov med partnerji, ločitev, nerazumevanja med starši in otroki, prava prijateljstva pa so skoraj že izumrla. In to samo zato, ker smo pozabili kaj pomeni razumevanje, oziroma razumemo samo sebe.

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