Explaining yourself after a situation has been misunderstood or misinterpreted seems like the most natural thing to do. Defending your position, ensuring that your side of the story is heard, is human instinct.

But actually, after thinking about this long and hard, I’ve come the conclusion that defence comes from an ego-based energy – it’s based on the need to be right.

Making a decision not to defend yourself, however,  requires will power and is easier said than done. It is not until you truly believe in your heart of hearts that you have no need to explain yourself to anyone that it becomes more comfortable.

And living and breathing the belief that you have to explain yourself to no-one, is a very liberating feeling. The inner knowledge that you’re good with yourself and the decisions you made, no matter how they’re interpreted, puts you in the power seat.



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