All of us have an opinion on everything going on in the world. This is natural as we collect information about things happening around us and make judgments.
With so much going on, it is almost impossible to avoid debates and discussions with your family and friends about the most controversial topics. And when things get heated, we may all cross lines. Hurt the feelings of the person that is on the other side of the barricade, and what’s important too, get hurt yourself.
We preach mindfulness for all aspects of our lives. So, why not try to argue mindfully too?
You may wonder, what arguing mindfully means. This means being able to exchange opinions. And debate in a way that the situation doesn’t escalate so much as to become mutually offensive and unhealthy for your relationship with your loved ones.
There are no winners when you are arguing with a loved one.
It is important to get into an argument with this idea. Approach the argument as a question of discussion after which you or the other person might change their opinion on something. But even if you do understand this, there are still a lot of things to learn to be able to argue mindfully with anyone and on any topic.