WAKE UP! WOULD YOU RATHER BE RIGHT OR HAPPY?
Of course we’d all rather be right and happy! OK, then…if we are unhappy perhaps we should take a look at what we are wanting to be right about. The fact is we do have to be right, it is our nature. Who of us doesn’t get into disagreements because we are set on being right. Somewhere along our physical trail we’ve decided we’re either right or wrong and by golly we’re not going to be wrong so we’ll fight to be right even if it makes us unhappy. Unfortunately this has closed the door for appreciating and allowing differences. For example, when I was growing up I fought with people all the time because I was so sure I was right. I was not a happy child or young adult. What I realize now is I can be right about my views and they can be right about theirs. However, on my soul searching journey, underlying all this unhappiness was a belief that if I was happy there was something wrong with me. I creatively manifested dramas to be right here. As a result, I created a high tolerance level for being comfortably uncomfortable with being unhappy.
NOW, I am choosing to believe happiness is my natural state and, understanding the truth about what is really going on, I keep upleveling my tolerance for being happy. So, when I am unhappy I know I have reached my tolerance level for happiness and am in the process of making myself right again about something being wrong with me if I am happy. As soon as I notice I’m unhappy I ask myself, “Would you rather be right or happy?” My answer is always happy. What do I want to be right about? It’s OK to be happy. I just need to notice which belief is most active. What about you?