60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: Are You Sure About That Perception?
by Diane Wyzga | September 12, 2022 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Rock Springs, Wyoming!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday and your host, Diane Wyzga.
What does Buddhist teaching have in common with the 1992 movie, My Cousin Vinnie? Perhaps you remember the scene where defense counsel Vincent Gambini, played by Joe Pesci, is cross-examining a witness about the robbery and murder he believes he saw take place at the Sac-o-Suds. Repeatedly asking, Are you sure? got the witness to finally admit, “I may have been mistaken.”
My teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh the venerable Vietnamese Buddhist monk invited us to write this question beautifully on a piece of paper and post it where we might often see it: Are you sure?
What did he mean? We rely on our perceptions – a lot – although for the most part they are unreliable. In light of that it’s a good idea to ask ourselves: Are you sure? Because we may have been mistaken.
Question: What have your perceptions taught you?
Click HERE in the Episode Notes for the replay of the cross-examination scene in the movie, My Cousin Vinnie
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