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.

Think our entire life

Most humans, we spend nearly all of our time engaged in the unreal stories of our mind’s ego and the minds projections into the future, and its re-writes of our past, we think that our life is like a rehearsal, that we can just keep acting out the fantasies of our mind. We create a fictional character(s) and live this fictional ‘existence’ inside.

All the time we are doing this, we are stuck in our heads and missing the real unfolding moments…our actual life. We are denying ourselves the chance to move from a life of mental concepts to a real life of actual experiences.

We can either choose to think our entire life, essentially a concept, or we can actually live it, now, which is an act that takes thoughts from a concept into an experience.