Have you ever found yourself getting into petty squabbles with someone? Think back to the last time you had a disagreement with them…. what was it about?
Chances are you can strip that down to an essence of “I’m right” and “you’re wrong“.
(because it’s nice to feel right, right?)
Sometimes in the heat of the moment these disagreements can seem to represent terrible character flaws in a person, or the ULTIMATE cracks in the foundations of your relationship with them, or some other dramatic outrage-causing emotion.
But according to Abraham Hicks, disagreement is actually GOOD.
The key is to forget about the notion of someone being ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. You see, as soon as you stop taking that resistance path against each other, you start to work collaboratively. And in your lack of resistance, you devise a plan that neither of you could have found yourself. New ideas start flowing. Together you go on a great new adventure that neither of you have been on before. Life doesn’t melt down to an ‘in the moment’ constant competition over who is right and who is wrong.
In life, there are many ‘right ways’ to get to where you want to go. And disagreement is good – disagreement actually creates new paths that you never would have discovered otherwise! Thing of yourself as a jungle explorer, with disagreement as your tool for beating down the jungle leaves.
But remember… treat disagreement NOT as a fight to claim who is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’.
Use it as a way that together you and your partner / friend / colleague / loved-one can expand the universe.