We all like to be right about stuff. I am right about not stopping at a particular pedestrian crossing, in fact even though I know I am in the wrong, I still do not feel that I need to stop for pedestrians crossing at that particular crossing. I could write a book about why I should not stop and why the pedestrian crossing should not be there. However that is not the point, the point is I feel so right about my actions that I justify breaking the law.
So the big question is, if I am willing to break the law knowingly, just because I feel right about it, what else am I feeling right about that I am not noticing?
People justify their actions all the time, even to the point that they will refuse to see any other way or solution just because they are being right about it. People will spread rumors, tell lies knowingly, exaggerate, make false promises and a host of other perfectly “normal” human traits that we all exhibit from time to time. I guess the point where I would like to get to is just knowing that I am being right about something even when I may be wrong. If I can just hold that awareness I may find things flow much easier in my life. I don’t think it will stop me being right about many of the things I am right about, but I may just pause to consider the other side of the coin and just maybe, if I am conscious enough, I might even concede and admit I was wrong in trying to be right. But baby steps people. I am not going to suddenly surrender and give into my higher self, what use is anything without the battle. I know myself, and I know that I will fight the good fight and battle myself as I journey along the path of surrender and enlightenment. To date it has not been a walk in the park, however I carry on along the road, picking out the thorns and stones from my shoes. I stop and chat to the guru’s along the way and head off again digesting the wisdom they imparted. Sometimes I even remember the lessons and learn from them, usually when I am not trying to be right about the way I view things.
I may be a slow learner, but I am a learner none the less. I have a goal, a mission and a purpose in this life. I get sidetracked and wonder off the path only to find myself back on track somewhere along the line. I sometimes get tired and find a comfortable spot to chill out, get lazy and just kick back. However the road always calls me and I cannot ignore the path. I will journey to the end. It is part of who I am. It is part of my adventure. The older I get the more I find adventure surrounds me right here right now. I no longer have to travel to find what I am looking for, I now get to take it along with me on my travels. My travels are no longer a search, they are now part of an expanding experience.
Trust me on this, I know, because I am right.