Monday, July 4, 2011

Maat E's Mental Health Message

It is righteous to distinguish what is right from what is wrong, yet it is more noble to be right and not have the need to always prove it.

Letting go of the need to be right can be difficult. We may feel like we have something to prove or just out of habit have to argue to be right. Releasing that need is easier said than done, but learning to do it can set you free from pain, anguish and heart ache. To start letting go of being right practice during your next conversation. Pause for a moment when you feel yourself arguing your point to no end. Ask yourself what am I feeling at this moment to make me think I have to push the issue so hard. When we can let go in that moment even if we know we are right our spirits are able to be more free.

Ma'at (Erica) Lewis, Ph.D.

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