Arguments arise when we identify with a mental position. Someone attacks that position, then we defend it as though we are fighting for our survival. The drama that ensues is only the ego fighting for its survival.
Pride is the belief that our mental positions are superior to others. A mental position can be about anything at all—beliefs, opinions, values, life stories, symbols of success or accomplishments—but the stuff of the mind can never be who you are. If you have identified with a mental position, and you feel frustrated or threatened when some contradicts it, this is only because you have attempted to build your foundation (your identity) upon unstable, hollow ground.
To be conscious is to awaken to the dimension beyond the mind. Here there is no way to claim superiority because specialness and difference does not exist. In the dimension of conscious awareness—a state of being in which you are able to calmly and unemotionally observe the mind while fully honoring the present moment—there is nothing to argue, nothing to defend, nothing to be offended about, and nothing that could possibly be threatened.
“Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.” -A Course in Miracles
If there is drama in your life, you are attempting to value and defend that which is unreal. But find out what is real and unreal, and you awaken to the good which has no opposite. From this perspective, you can look upon it all without judgment and with full acceptance.
“When you live in complete acceptance of what is, that is the end of all drama in your life.” -Eckhart Tolle
We continue tomorrow and each day after that.