What Are You Trying to Prove?

Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking. – Leo Tolstoy
Differences are all around, different cultures, different beliefs, different journeys. That is part of the journey. It's a given. Byron Katie says it well "when you argue with reality you suffer". The challenges arise when we want to be right, to want to convert others, to prove that we are right and they are wrong. Feeling out of control when others do not agree with you, so much so, that you go out of your way to prove them wrong
Spend that same time and energy in a space of respect and open mindedness
What are you trying to prove?
Is it that one differing opinion will throw your world so out of kilter that you will move from a space of respect and love to dishonor?
What are you trying to prove?
Is it that differences says to you that you are wrong? that your way is not THE WAY?
What Are you trying to prove?
Enoughness. Rightness. Righteousness. Best Way. Best Practice. Success. Control.
What are you trying to prove?
I have learnt that I have nothing to prove and I would rather be happy than right
Peace 

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