If I find myself attempting to choose between right and wrong it’s because I’m already heavily attracted to the action of wrong. If I weren’t attracted to it why would I be struggling with the question?
Of course knowing that doesn’t mean making the choice will be any easier, but it is an interesting perspective to examine why that thing or action that we see is wrong has attraction?
Is it covering up some deeper need?
Is it easier so more attractive?
Is it just about making my ego satisfied?
Is there an alternative choice that would be more skillful or better for me and others?
Is it more exciting?
Will I gain and benefit in some way that won’t happen if I do the right thing?
Of course there are degrees of actions that can be labeled right and wrong, but the baseline is most of us already know wrong when we see it for ourselves, not always others, but certainly in our own experience. I think it’s worth a look next time a struggle rises between doing the right thing or taking a different path.
Be well, take care of you and all you love.