I’ll let you in on a little secret. I draw my posts from my everyday life and experiences. I’ve lived what I talk about. Whether I’ve done so face to face, on the phone, or in person.
I’m not talking about ideas. I’m talking about lived experience.
And I’ll tell you something that will probably drive me up the wall til the day I die.
People who can’t deal with the idea that they’re wrong.
Not allowing the possibility that you are wrong stifles growth. It stifles conversation and connection.
Look. I don’t like to be wrong. I’m not sure anyone does. We all want to think we know what we’re talking about all the time.
But we can’t know everything about everything. We just can’t. If the gods can be wrong (yes, even THAT one) so can we.
We’re going to be wrong. We’re going to have our worldviews rocked from time to time. That’s a good thing! That means growth. That means learning.
Isn’t that the whole point of even being here?
Be open to being wrong. And when it happens (I know, a rare occasion, but still…) FUCKING SAY SO. Say it as soon as you learn of your mistake. Don’t play small to save face.
The people you were interacting with? They know you’re wrong. They know you’re refusing to admit it. And you just damaged your relationship with them. Perhaps irreparably.
Even if they were strangers on the internet, you should still care. We’re talking about your integrity here.
What does this have to do with spirituality or witchcraft or anything else I talk about here? Everything.
We’re here to grow our spirit. Our souls want to learn. To learn to love more. To feel more. To understand more.
How can you grow if you can’t even admit to being wrong? That’s ego. Ego wants to stay small. Ego wants to pretend we just live in a little world that we’re the center of. Ego doesn’t like a vast universe full of wonder and magic. That’s scary.
Ego can’t allow itself to be wrong. Ego has no place in a spiritual practice.
I probably need to do a post on Ego vs Self, but just know for now they’re not the same thing, even though they look like it on the surface.
So grow. Be humble and admit to being wrong. You’ll strengthen your relationships and your spirit all at the same time.