The choice about being right

Wanting to be right causes a great deal of suffering within and for the world in general.

‘I’m right’, of course, naturally, and so say 8 billion other human souls inside their minds. We can’t all be right all the time, it’s not possible.

What is ‘right’ anyway? A strange concept that our mind clings onto about us holding the truth over others.

The truth is always subjective and right or wrong do not matter, except to the ego and the collective ego. They are all just mythical mental concepts constructed by the ego to enable us to be superior to another.

The ego will protect itself and being right at all costs. Untold cost to itself and others is caused over being right or not. How many human lives have been lost and untold suffering to millions over someone not willing to be wrong.

Fearing of being wrong and the humiliation of it is very powerful and admitting that their view may not be right is too painful for most to contemplate. Better to continue the suffering.

If however, we accept that nothing is in fact right or wrong, it is all subjective, if we accept that our views are just views, a temporary mental construct based on our mind’s filtering of the world, then we can break our egotistical attachment and end the suffering for ourselves and others. It is the negative impact of the resistance, the emotions that occur by reacting to a challenge to our views that bring about the pain for us and others.

The only true thing is this eternal unfolding present moment, now, where our actual real life occurs, here we can accept all, see that there is no view that matters right now and enjoy just being. We can let go of the ego, let go of our views and enjoy peace within.

It’s a choice, there is of course, no right or wrong.

Caring about everything

Letting go brings us the most peace in life yet is one of the most challenging things to do. We are attached to so much from people, places, possessions, opinions and much more. The attachment makes it an extension of our own ego and therefore the mind must react to protect and preserve.

We are conditioned to care about everything and be always right no matter what. Really, it doesn’t matter.

Pause, breathe and let go. The instant reaction is always from the ego. Acceptance of ‘what is’ leads to inner peace and if we act, as we may choose not to, it’s from that place of peace and calm, free of attachment and free of suffering.

Letting go is the route to consciousness, peace and joy.