Opinions, who needs them?

Opinions based on a concept are very different to opinions based on an actual experience.

Of course, opinions are just opinions and simply that, no one more valid than the other, no one more right than the other, it is only our ego that makes our view right and the other’s wrong.

However, if you have an opinion about something you have never seen, done, tasted, smelt, or experienced it is different to those who have experienced those things and that doesn’t make them right but it is worth listening to them. Opinions are about the past or the future, where experiences happen now.

The best thing ultimately is to find out for ourselves by experiencing them too, and then we can make our own evaluation. Until something is experienced then it is always just a mental concept and we can only ever experience anything now, in this present moment. If we concentrate on experiences now, our real life and this moment, then we have a lot less need for opinions of others or to form our own. There is no need to speculate or worry about this or that, we can just be alive and create experiences.

What we give

What we want from others can only be as much as we are prepared to give and we have to be prepared to be that person first without any condition or attaching anything to our actions.

If we want more love we have to be love

If we want more kindness we have to be kindness.

If we want more empathy we have to be empathetic.

We have these expectations of others which we could choose to have none and then there can not be disappointment.

What we give out will come back. We have to be the light and example not simply expect it from others.