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You might be interested to know that one of the biggest causes of suffering people tell me about is their need to be right. I’m so familiar with that one!
In many cases, I didn’t realize that my need to be right was related to how wrong I felt.
I’d fight so hard to push that judgment onto someone else and get it off me.
But why does anyone have to be wrong at all?
That “need” to be right is a strong attachment – and the attachment isn’t what we might think it is.
This is often a tricky one!
We think that we need to be right about things, or that we ARE right about things and that’s the thing that’s really got us bothered.
However, in most cases, the real issue is that we feel so WRONG that we need to be right or we’ll collapse into our wrongness. We can get so bent out of shape about the prospect of someone else making a wrong decision that we’ll make 50 “wrong” decisions while trying to convince others we’re right. It’s insanity, and it makes us miserable.
This is the nature of attachment.
We get attached to our perspective and our ideas, our concepts, our beliefs.
Buddha taught us that all attachments cause suffering without exception. We are done with suffering. Although we all remember when we thought that we had to manage and cope with suffering, we’ve come to recognize that suffering is optional. Suffering is a choice. And it’s not a choice we wish to make anymore.
The shift to an ever-increasing life of Peace comes through our consistent willingness to recognize the opportunity to give an attachment to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. That’s what I call “giving the Holy Spirit the heavy lifting.”
I find that it’s extraordinary how much healing we can experience when we’re willing to pay attention to when we feel the hook of an attachment. Attachments are really noticeable in the form of irritations, frustrations, and upsets. These spikes of emotion are an indicator that we have some attachment that is coming up for healing.
It’s astounding to me how much my life has changed through the release of attachments. Incidents that used to really bother me don’t happen at all anymore. Upsets that would drag me off track and take a lot of time and energy, leaving me feeling depleted, stupid, wrong and bad don’t even happen anymore.
How cool is that????
I feel so grateful that I can increase my sense of expansion and connection with Spirit EVERY SINGLE DAY by releasing the attachments that come up for healing every day. Instead of cursing them and feeling that I’m stuck in some kind of Groundhog Day repeating the same old annoyances and difficulties, I have come to realize that each challenge is an opportunity to improve my life. I love that!
Now is the time for us to get with the spiritual program of Love and Light that is calling us to a life of Peace and Joy!
I’m so glad we’re doing it together! If you’d like help with releasing attachments, come join me in one of my classes. Doing it together is SO much easier than doing it on our own. Also, it’s more fun when we can be right-minded together!