Thursday, June 13, 2013

I Could Be Wrong

When was the last time you heard those words come from your mouth or the mouth of another?

I bet it doesn't happen often.

As humans we fight tooth and nail to defend our beliefs, ideals and perspectives.

Not one of them is the complete truth.

And yet we fight for them anyway.

I wonder what would happen if in every conversation where you found yourself at odds with a fellow human you graciously admitted 'I could be wrong'.

I think it was Byron Katie that said we need to make room for the possibility that we are wrong; that in this willingness lies freedom.

Ask anybody any question at all and you will get the answer from someone who believes that they have the right answer; that they know the truth; that their belief is the only one.

Wars are fought for beliefs.  Consumerism is driven by beliefs.  Money doesn't make the world go round; beliefs and our willingness to do what it takes to uphold them does.

I've realized over the past few months that taking a good hard look at where you are and what's not working takes a strong willingness to admit that you were wrong about something.

It may be the greatest act of self love; maturity and grace.

1 comment:

  1. So true...not one of them is the complete truth. THAT'S the truth. lol! The world would be a fabulous place if everyone just respected everyone's beliefs


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