Come play a game with me and imagine how free your life would be if you didn't need to be right. That you could be completely ok with someone else having a different opinion than you have, and still be friends/family/lovers ....how does that feel to you?
What if you could agree to disagree? Disconnect from needing the last word? What if you didn't have to enroll other people into your view of how things should be? What if you could give up the need to be right?
So much time and precious energy is wasted on the need to be right, or even the idea that we have to agree on things.
It's a tough sell, since our limbic system is hard wired to have to be right. The survival programming in us believes that if we admit we are wrong, THEN WE WILL DIE. How crazy is that?! And yet, you and I both know that so much changes for the better when we consciously give up that "need to be right" and create the space in whatever relationship we're in for the other person in their entirety.
Goodness knows this is something I'm choosing to do and I'm making space in my life for people who can choose to do the same for me.
They are their own person.
So are you.
Let's unhook from the outcome of "agreement" and throw in with the outcome of "understanding". LISTEN. BREATHE. LISTEN SOME MORE.
There ain't no good guy.....there ain't no bad guy..... there's only you and me and we just AGREE TO DISAGREE (I think Dave Mason will forgive me...)