Better to be understood than right

When we respect and empathise with people who share a different viewpoint from us, we massively increase the opportunity for dialogue and discussion.

When we fear, judge and shame others for their views, we only create more division.

After all, opinions are just opinions, because we have them, it does not make them right or, in fact, wrong. They are neither, they are our set of temporary mental forms based on our level of consciousness and experiences at that moment in time.

Sadly, when we allow our ego to get attached to our viewpoint, then there is always the fight ‘to death’ approach to defend them at all costs. Then others will simply reflect that and no dialogue occurs only hatred.

When we are free from attachment, at peace within regarding differing views, then we can air ours without any need to be right. Strangely, others then mirror our light and let go of their attachment too. This is how human souls can communicate without fear and with love instead. It’s sharing our light and peaceful intention that creates a chance for discussion.

If we want to be heard we have to listen and understand others first and then let go of our need to be right. Better to be understood, than right.

I know nothing

What do we really know to be so?

Our mind comes up with endless thoughts on almost every thing and every person, yet what is it all based on?

We convince ourselves that things are as we see it and the mind searches for anything to back these views.

What if we choose to say ‘I know nothing about that’?

We don’t have to have a view or form one. We can just choose to not know.

This would change a great deal of conflict where one mind is arguing with another mind, where both minds are convinced they know something. However, in reality, they know little other than what their mind has made up for them.