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How to Have a Disagreement Without Getting Sucked into the Negativity

Season 8
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In light of what many people see as a growing divide in the country, separating millions of Americans, Oprah asks spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle whether it is possible to disagree with another person without getting sucked into the negativity?

"You don't have to be disagreeable when you disagree," Eckhart says. "What that saying implies is you don't have to be totally identified with your perspective and your viewpoint.  And yet, you can put it forward in strong terms: This is how I see it.  Without deriving your sense of identity from it."

Here, Eckhart explains why you shouldn't feel like your identity is being threatened when someone challenges your views, since "your sense of identity arises from a deeper place."

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