Being kind is more important than being right is an important fact to me. So important that the Universe has deemed it a lesson I have the privilege of learning about often...
At one point I put the quote: "It is better to be kind, than right." (see picture for full quote) on my personal Facebook wall. It received a response that knowing the commentor as I do I expected. Sadly it was not a positive comment and it caused me to decide that perhaps I would again turn off the ability for people to post or comment on my wall.
The comment ran along the vein that it is better to not deal with people who need that sort of treatment and that being right was and should always be the course.
While it certainly is not that any of us want to be wrong that is really not what this quote is about. When it comes to feelings, opinions, and our thoughts right and wrong become skewed and less of import.
Being right is the work of the Ego seeking to have gratification and justification of its viewpoint. It is not something our Higher Selves trouble themselves with because in the end it doesn't really matter.
But as with all lessons rarely do we get them in their totality on the first try and often different vantage points are necessary for something to really sink in. Enter another situation in which to learn this lesson...
Sometimes I notice things that people say or do (including myself) that seem incongruent with other things they have said and done. Generally speaking I don't feel the need to "call anyone out on the mat" because remember that's just the Ego seeking gratification of itself . It serves no higher purpose than that.
But now and again I forget and listen to that nagging voice that insists that it is right and that it's absolutely necessary to listen to it. Because everyone should want to know where they may improve right? No, that's just Ego's opinion, a personal and limited viewpoint.
What people choose to believe about themselves is their truth. It is along their path for their highest good to hold certain beliefs about themselves and not the job of others to judge. Arguing the point merely solidifies these thoughts within a person rather than allowing them to grow in their own way as they should.
So when given the choice to be kind or right, always choose to be kind. Be kind enough to honor their spirit and yours.
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