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.

Problems and solutions

If we live in the now, as in this present conscious moment, then we can only have solutions to situations that arise right now. That’s real and can be dealt with or not, right now, and is free from suffering or anxiety and fear.

If we live in our mind and its endless repeating thought and projections into the unknown future that doesn’t exist outside our head, then we have a life filled with problems and suffering from the fear of what might happen. It’s out of our control and cannot be dealt with, it’s pure psychological fear.

Solutions happen now and are real, problems occur in the future and are generated in our mind. It’s a simple choice we can all make, now.