I suffer because I defend what I can’t justify. How is it I can still suffer even when I am justified?
I learn that being right has its price – sacrifice of reality.
When I believe I’m right, I tie up my energies in maintaining my position since being wrong is not an option and is in direct opposition with being right.
I experience wrongness as failure, against which I employ a strenuous and energetic defense. Failure implies a lack of wholeness. I attempt to overcome unwholeness with defense, a diversion of my attention – intention away from wholeness resulting in a perception of even more unwholeness (lack) and less available energy.
More attention on defense => Less attention and awareness of available energy => More Suffering!!