The point is that there is great importance in changing your mind’s direction if it turns down the wrong road, but of equal or greater importance is your solution to the problem. The ideal is to be driving down a country road in the spring with beautiful flowers like marigolds surrounding the roads as you feel a cool spring breeze on your face. If you turn down the wrong street though and seek darkness and coyotes on the road, you need to either turn around your car and drive back, or veer towards another road that will head you back towards to path with sunshine and bliss.
As we have suggested, pick one of the endless endeavors I mentioned to “center” your spirit and mind again. This will allow you again to refocus and understand the events going on in a positive way.
This is an age old wise concept of bliss that I heard first from Wayne Dyer, to choose being kind over being right. Many many many times during the day, you will make choices that affect your bliss which involve the logic between being kind or being right. Choose to be kind. Many times during the day, you may encounter a conversation with a person when he or she says something you know to be inaccurate or plain wrong. For example, if you are a person familiar with history, and someone quotes someone incorrectly, resist the urge to correct them, especially in front of other people.
If you correct them, an argument can probably ensue (perhaps they have a fragile ego and you disturbed it), and regardless of who is right, both people will lose. Even if you win the argument, you lose. If the argument escalates, then both parties will get their blood pressures up, and both will become angry as a result, with sometimes devastating consequences. For another example, say you are driving down the road and are at an intersection and arrive at the same location as the other driver at the same time. If you are on the right, you technically have the right of way.
But then you notice the other driver begin to cross the intersection first. Your first thought may be, “How dare they?” And you may honk or gesture at them. But perhaps they either did not know technically who had the right of way or perhaps they thought they reached the intersection first. Then who is right? Both parties have a point. But the winner will be who simply holds back, and allows the other party the right of way.
There will be no confrontation, no honking of horns, no road rage or people chasing each other down the street screaming and honking. The latter result will again cause a “negative wave echo”. If you did not hold your mind back, then the two angry drivers (yourself included) will then bring their frustration to their next encounter, further making the situation painful and miserable for countless others.