As I was pondering on the idea of getting the upper hand, these words: “all my life I’ve been trying to…” raced across my mind. I quickly stopped myself. Really?! I thought… Has it been ALL my life? And, if it has been all of my life, then getting the upper hand has been nothing but an exercise in rightness! LOL! Oh my goodness! Suddenly the concept of getting the upper hand took a different meaning. In truth, the only one interested in always getting the upper hand on everything, everything going my way, being right all the time, in other words – winning at every turn (secret high 5!!) is me and my big ego!
Of course we always want things to go as we design. It feels great to be right, winning all the time is a priceless elixir of confidence; the absolute self assurance – the ultimate Midas touch. My personal experience however is not so fortunate. Life on this planet is about working through the problems and not always getting it right.
So how does one truly get the upper hand? Oh yes! It is possible(contrary to popular belief there is a secret way to always be right). What is it? You might be asking right about now. Come on Cristina! Spit it out…
As in so many aspects of life on earth - the wisdom is simple. The implementation? A climb to Everest.
The answer is to surrender to what is. Giving up on trying to be right delivers peace to the soul. The one who wants to win all the battles and the war is the ego. But the spirit, the soul, it knows life on earth is about having the opportunity to experience (good, bad or indifferent).
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