What they think about me

Just stop, for a moment, right now, and realise how much of what we do on a daily basis is based on our mind’s imaginary projections of what other people think of us and how we imagine they judge us.

It subconsciously affects so much of what we do, say, eat, how we dress, the car we drive, the job we do, our house, and the list goes on. Our ego is so affected by this imaginary mind-construct of other people and their view of us.

Amazingly, nearly 8 billion people are constantly thinking about what others think of them.

What if we stopped imagining or caring about what others think about us?

How would that change our actions? What would we do differently?

The moment we become conscious of this is actually the moment we are in this present moment, it is how we break the association with our mind-streams and endless thoughts of how we are judged.

Consciousness breaks the chain of thought, it allows us to realise what others think doesn’t matter and it allows us to realise that we are who we are. We can accept ourselves and others too.

It could change your life forever and it’s a choice we can make right now.

The choice about being right

Wanting to be right causes a great deal of suffering within and for the world in general.

‘I’m right’, of course, naturally, and so say 8 billion other human souls inside their minds. We can’t all be right all the time, it’s not possible.

What is ‘right’ anyway? A strange concept that our mind clings onto about us holding the truth over others.

The truth is always subjective and right or wrong do not matter, except to the ego and the collective ego. They are all just mythical mental concepts constructed by the ego to enable us to be superior to another.

The ego will protect itself and being right at all costs. Untold cost to itself and others is caused over being right or not. How many human lives have been lost and untold suffering to millions over someone not willing to be wrong.

Fearing of being wrong and the humiliation of it is very powerful and admitting that their view may not be right is too painful for most to contemplate. Better to continue the suffering.

If however, we accept that nothing is in fact right or wrong, it is all subjective, if we accept that our views are just views, a temporary mental construct based on our mind’s filtering of the world, then we can break our egotistical attachment and end the suffering for ourselves and others. It is the negative impact of the resistance, the emotions that occur by reacting to a challenge to our views that bring about the pain for us and others.

The only true thing is this eternal unfolding present moment, now, where our actual real life occurs, here we can accept all, see that there is no view that matters right now and enjoy just being. We can let go of the ego, let go of our views and enjoy peace within.

It’s a choice, there is of course, no right or wrong.