Would You Rather Be Right or Be Real? Letting Go of Our Obsession With Rightness

April 17, 2015 9:20 PM

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The other day, as I was walking through the park, I decided to practice mindfulness, to listen in on my own thoughts and pay attention, on purpose, to what my mind was telling me in that moment. What I discovered was that my mind was generating a whole campaign of thoughts that explained, precisely, why my husband was wrong for doing what he did, and of course, why I was right. My thoughts were very clear and concise, quite convincing (if I do say so myself) in their case for my rightness and my story of the truth.

Have you ever noticed, when you're in a disagreement with someone or have experienced a conflict of some sort, that you spend a lot of time explaining and defending your version of the story, going over what really happened, making your case for why you're right. And that you do all of that explaini...

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