When caught up in a strong belief,
Needing to be liked, to be right about something,
Or stuck in a strong emotion, ask yourself,
"Could I, just could I, let it go?"
Could you abandon your position?
Could you open your clenched fist
And allow whatever is held there to drop to the floor?
Are you willing for your position to be defeated,
Even when you think that you are right?
When you have no position left,
Knowing nothing,
How does the world smell to you now?

Arjuna Ardagh in Leap Before You Look