Corrections and Contradiction

“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Corrections and contradiction come from a variety of sources. You may, for example be “told about yourself” by someone who knows you well or you may receive corrective information from something like a bathroom scale, or a police officer on the side of the road. No matter what its source, you are wise to remember that you have a choice as to how you will receive it, no matter how objectionably it might be offered. 

When you are corrected or contradicted, resist the temptation to launch thermonuclear warheads in retaliation. Take time to consider what is being offered. Look for the truth at its core. Take whatever lesson or perspective it may give to heart. 

Never stop learning. Never stop improving.  

One thought on “Corrections and Contradiction

  • Your words are well received. Had to laugh about the thermonuclear warheads. Transcending illumination really is at hand if we have the good sense to receive it through correction or contradiction that comes our way. Yes, it may hurt at first and we feel like launching back or climbing into a hole. Your words bring an awareness of what it means to be rightly prepared when such situations do arise for greater clarity and character to be known through ourselves.

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