Desperate to be right

It’s funny, when we are engaged with the mind, the ego takes over, and the ‘red mist’ descends and we are unable to be calm. We will go to almost any lengths to find evidence to be right about something and prove others wrong.

We will relish the opportunity to force our views on others and then, if we are correct, we will then go to the same means to tell others that we were right, relishing saying ‘I told you so’.

Mad isn’t it. In a conscious awake state, what does it matter?

A peaceful life comes from accepting our views are just that and it does not matter whether we are right or wrong. Life is better when we let go.

Telling

It’s funny how good we are at telling others what to do, say, think, how to behave, what to eat, how to speak, what to wear, what job to do, and so on. We never run out of an opinion.

Yet when we are on the receiving end of others telling us we do not like it. We feel restricted, we feel coerced, we fell controlled. Strange that we then do that internally to ourselves too, the voice of authority that the mind uses.

If we live free from forming opinions of others and ourselves, we live free and we allow others the same.

Don’t tell just be.