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.

X2 on Netflix

We consume so much of everything from food, to trees, to resources, to data, to literally anything that can be packaged and sold to us. We aren’t grateful for this plentitude. We are dissatisfied at what we don’t have and what others have.

Yet in this avalanche, gorging and drenching ourselves instantly with this and that, we enjoy nothing.

Whatever we are consuming at this moment, the mind has us focused on what someone else might or is consuming and the next big thing that we could get. So we never appreciate the thing we have now. We can even watch films at x2 speed on Netflix so we can binge even more! Just think about that for a second, speeding up something just to have more, regardless of whether it has any value or not. We have supersized life to be more miserable, depressed and addicted than any human has been.

No one sees the insanity because we are so deeply unconscious in thought of ‘what’s next?’.

We could choose instead to be grateful, to be content in the moment, to enjoy something and live life at the speed of now, still and silent.