365 Rules to live by 10/21/15
Everyday for the next year I will be posting a new Inspirational Rule to consider living by. I hope you enjoy.
Rule # 7 10/21/15
Be mindful of our EGO it will convince us that we are AWAYS Right.
A healthy dose of ego often convinces us that our way of seeing, acting and being towards life is not only the right way but we tend to believe it’s the only way. Sometimes we need to listen, we need to set aside "what we think we know" and really open our hearts, minds and ears to listening in order to truly understand another soul’s choices and actions. The more we attach to our beliefs of what "we think we know" the less room we leave for understanding and new ways of thinking, living and experiencing.
We attach so deeply when our children wish to take a different road of living, we cower in fear when our families disagree with our choices, we feel defeated when those closest to us do not support our beliefs. Look inward to fix the perceived problem. Most of our struggles come from our resistance to be open to others views. It is quite possible for there to be more than one “truth” in this world and recognizing that everyone is entitled to their own “truth” is a very good step.
The real answer here is “praise”. Praise others for their work, accomplishments and life choices, regardless of your opinion of it. What we think has no bearings on someone else’s happiness and their life’s journey. What we were taught, how we were raised, and what we hold dear belongs to us and us alone. While we can share our thoughts and provide wisdom when necessary - it is NOT our job to change anyone or “fix” them. We must learn to be slow to judge and quick to praise. What others do is never about us and is always about them. Let Go and let love. We may have permanent differences but that does not mean cannot praise one another into higher understanding and acceptance. ~Will “Story” Rivera
Will "Story" Rivera
May the words shared from my soul forever serve to Inspire yours.