Just acknowledge

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.

Opposites and creativity

I was inspired by a friend’s post talking about conflict and creativity.

Opposites are an interesting perspective and it made me think of a David Bowie quote ‘religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there’. The opposite to the dark creates the light.

You need to experience the opposite for it to be so, too. There is no light without dark, no happiness without unhappiness, nothing only exists because there is something.

So maybe you need conflict, the darkness of it, to experience the opposite, creativity or light.

When we are creative it is the light from within that we are sharing with the exterior world.

There has to be the Yin and the Yang in order for balance to exist. So there has to be the opposite to the source of creativity.