I don’t need to make you wrong to have a valid point.
I don’t need to make you wrong to express my wants and needs.
I don’t need to make you wrong to own my truth.
I don’t need to make you wrong just to feel better about myself.
My happiness does not require others’ suffering.
And what exactly is the point of creating a longer list of enemies and idiots?
When we make cutting the other person down our priority, our energy is almost always wasted.
When we start from a position of “I’m right, you’re wrong,” our capacity for compassion is diminished.
When our ego pushes us to focus on everyone else–and to believe that everything would be okay if all these other folks would just get their act together–we lose sight of what we uniquely can do…what we are called to do…what we must do.