The challenging moments

When we feel good, it’s easy to keep going. When we are in a peaceful environment, it’s easier to remain calm. When we are not under pressure, it’s more straightforward to be relaxed.

It’s the challenging moments in life that are harder to just be and to not react. To remain calm and at peace in the face of adversity or danger that show our true consciousness and connectedness to our true essence.

Peace is in an inside job and in whatever exterior circumstances it’s our willingness to stay within our soul and away from our thoughts, reactions and ego that maintain our calm and acceptance.

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.