Just read something or turn on the news or radio and there is always someone not agreeing with someone else. It seems like no one agrees on anything anymore. While agreement may not always be possible the more we stir the masses on both sides of the fence with inflammatory sound bites and clever edits we only serve to entrench people. And while some of you may think this is how things get done, I would ask you to consider this. Without compromise and collaboration we miss valuable solutions that could propel us to greater oneness.
From a oneness standpoint, entrenchment should not be what any of us want. As an individual and a student of metaphysics, I try hard to be inclusive in my thinking. Am I perfect 100% of the time, no, but I do take the time to recognize when I am not, and that I am the one missing something. It is on a regular basis I encounter individuals who have a vastly different opinion than my own whether, spiritual beliefs, politics, or just what toothpaste is best. Since, each of our views of life and the totality of our personal experiences are so vastly different I find it helpful to try to understand the others’ view before judging it so that I can better understand them and why they may have that view.
Moreover, while we may have a spirited discussion on each view, in the end I do not try to make the person have my view or think the way I do or think less of them or relegate them to “idiot” status just because they feel differently than myself. I know there will be some who read this and scarf at this view as well. Listening to Ruth King, on SoundsTrue.com, with whom all of her views I didn’t necessarily totally agree with, but we are on the same page, I will leave you with a mantra she suggested. “Life is not personal, permanent or perfect.” So when frustrated ask yourself each area of this mantra. Am I taking this personally, is this permanent and I’m I looking for perfection where there isn’t going to be any?
I will add this to my repertoire of gems I’ve received from one with whom I didn’t share exactly the same view to demonstrate what could have been missed if I had taken my small non-agreement and applied it to all of what she said. Think about how often we throw out items, suggestions or tips and tools because we disagree or don’t like the source from which it came? Don’t be so entrenched in your righteousness as to miss the value in what is presented.
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Maureen is a life coach and energy practitioner helping you live life with more consciousness resulting in greater happiness and overall joy. Learn more about Maureen’s practice, programs and classes at www.maureenroecoaching.com . Maureen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 404-293-0614.