Using mindfulness to improve your relationships
When we have to deal with difficult people, we sometimes feel attacked.
Often, other peoples behavior isn’t about you, it’s about them.
If we choose to take situations personally, we become offended and reactive because we feel the need to defend our beliefs and conflict intensifies.
We can practice letting go with others as way to strengthen our relationships and deescalate conflict.
Rather than engaging with the intention of making other people wrong, we can make the choice to let go.
Let go of the need to be right, let go of the ego and accept other people’s positions even when we don’t necessarily agree with them. And if that’s too difficult you can always walk away, but see if it’s possible not to become adversarial.
Sometimes people just need to be heard or seen.
So today, see if you can let go of the need to be right and simply allow others to express themselves and be who they are. Test out how letting go alters your interactions and creates peace.