It’s our rules, we set them inside.
So, it doesn’t matter if we slip up or break them, we decide. We don’t have to follow them and we can change them. In fact, rules are needed at all.
Yet, our mind uses these ‘rules’ to imprison ourselves.
Freedom comes from just letting things unfold as they are, accepting that and then deciding what to do, if anything, now, not in the non-existent future, but now as in our real life.
Every one of us thinks in our mind that we are always right.
Yet all of us can not be right all the time, because, in my mind, my ego tells me that you are wrong at the same time someone else believes they are right and therefore I must be wrong.
Why have humans not realised that we can not be right all the time and others always wrong? It’s not possible.
Simple, our ego will not allow us to be wrong. Even if we reluctantly accept that we are wrong and say so out loud, deep down the mind will work its magic to convince itself that it was still right, there were factors that made us temporarily make an error but we were still right.
The fact is, to our true essence and self, right or wrong does not matter. Yet we waste so much energy and focus on being right, all the time.
Perhaps we can just choose to neither agree nor disagree and just acknowledge the other person but not pass a judgement. Imagine how quickly conflict would go away.