"It's more important to be kind than to be right." ~ Wayne Dyer
I follow Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. It is a great book and a wonderful way to live life. Each day there is one specific law to observe. Wednesday is one of my favorite days because it is the Law of Least Effort. On this day we practice acceptance and take responsibility for our actions. We accept and surrender to whatever is happening at each moment. I don’t impose my will on Wednesday. It is a day that I don’t insert or assert and let go of trying to prove my point or convince others on my point of view. It truly is more important to be kind that to force my point of view on someone else.
Wednesdays have taught me that when I give up the need to defend my point of view I am much calmer at the end of the day because I haven’t spent so much time and energy on this process. It doesn’t mean I don’t have a point of view, it means I listen and am open to other peoples point of view.
It is amazing what you learn when you listen to other people’s points of view. You don’t have to accept them all, but you can learn so much about the other people and about yourself. And sometimes, those crazy people, with their crazy points of view have something to offer you.
How important is it for you to be right?
Is it more important to be kind than to be right?
Peggy Steffens is an artist and Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor
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