22nd feb soul sustenance e

Withdraw From Arguments ... Respect Others' Perspectives

Differences of opinions arise in everyday interactions, as the sanskars and perspectives we all carry differ. At such times if we are egoistic to prove our point and criticize the other person, the discussion turns into an argument. But if we choose to emotionally withdraw, remain stable and then speak, the dialogue moves towards harmony despite our differences. What is your threshold for calm interactions during a verbal exchange, when you disagree with someone? Does your temperament flare and you argue to prove your point? Also, do lengthy arguments feel worthwhile? Being heard is important. But healthy discussions need us to pause, process the situation, create a response and then speak. We also need to listen to their opinion without internally concluding they are wrong. There’s more power in being humble than to argue. Humility keeps our emotions in check. Otherwise it becomes a power game of us being right rather than our opinion being right. Arguments arise out of ego and block productive communication. Each one is right from their perspective – this line is to be underlined in our minds. It helps us radiate respect, put our point across calmly, and accept differences with stability.

Throughout the day, living with people, working with them or coming into interaction even with strangers, take care of your mind. If there are difference of opinions put across your opinion with stability. Detach from your perspective and see theirs. If you are still not comfortable with their opinion, accept your differences with dignity for yourself and respect for them. Understand that they speak as per their sanskars and their perspectives, you speak as per yours. Neither of you are wrong, both are different. Use this knowledge to internally withdraw from the unhealthy energies of the scene like how a tortoise gets into its shell. Don’t let it break into an argument or conflict. Don’t allow your ego to argue and prove yourself right and don’t deplete happiness and health by arguing. Radiate vibrations of respect and acceptance to the other person and heal their disturbed mind with your vibrations. Re-establish harmony and delete the incident from your mind. Don’t let it create any emotional wound. Do this every time with everyone.

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