I perform my show “Being Wrong Is Right” every Saturday from 8:30 till 10pm in Accents Café Stephen Street Dublin 2. The show is a feel good talk about finding what is right by embracing being wrong. The point of the show is to help you find your authentic you and by that I mean the you it requires no effort to be. It’s a wonderful experience. It’s pay what you think, so if you don’t have any money don’t let that stop you coming to see it. Get there 15-20 mins before hand to guarantee a seat.
Why do we resist change? Why do we fail to realise the totality of our potential. After 44 years on this planet, 24 of which have been spent in happy fulfilment with the same woman, 10 years spent running an ad agency, 8 years as an atheist, and 4 years as a stand up comic Robert Coyle believes he has found the answer. For some reason we assume what we do and think is automatically right. We protect our ideas, opinions and behaviour against new information. When we discover that we are in error we experience an irresistible urge to argue our case, or defend our actions even when we know we are completely wrong. As the famous economist J K Galbraith said “When faced with the choice of changing their mind or proving they don’t have to, most people get working on the proof.” Over years Robert continually observed in himself and others this tendency until he came to understand that mental flexibility and a perpetual and “always-on” willingness to immediately admit when you know you are wrong is a sure fire way to move closer to what is right both objectively and individually. This approach influences every aspect of life from how you feel about yourself, what you eat, how long you sleep, to what job you do and what type of partner you will attract. Robert believes that Bruce Lee was as correct about the mind as he was about martial arts when he paraphrased Taoism – “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
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