Maybe I’m wrong

I’ve become a huge fan of Fearne Cotton’s brilliant podcast, Happy Place and I’m loving her book ‘Bigger Than Us’.

So a recent podcast was with a bloke called Björn and his uplifting story about his time as a forest monk in Thailand.

I won’t spoil the episode but one huge takeaway was the story he told about learning from the Abbott of the monastery who taught him the mantra ‘maybe I’m wrong’.

When you use it before engaging in any reaction to other people’s adverse opinions or behaviour towards use it is a game changer.

Our ego makes us believe we are s always right so we defend our beliefs to the death to win and ca right at any cost.

If we take a moment before reacting to say ‘maybe I’m wrong’ in our head, then inner peace comes.

Then again maybe I’m wrong.

We attract what we are.

When we become our reaction then we see, hear or sense anything through the filter of the reaction.

We become unconscious within our mind and its reaction to the external world. We are unable to see others or the situation for what it is.

We deny what has occurred and continue to until we stop being the reaction and become conscious.

Before we react to someone or something, just pause before it consumes us and take a moment to breath and to be aware. That instant pause and acceptance allows inner peace and calm. We have become conscious and disassociated with our mind and ego.

We can then respond from a position of inner peace, calm and without any attachment to our response. The other person will then respond in the same way.

If we become our reaction others will mirror that.

We attract what we are.