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.

It’s all lies

Inside our bubble of the same opinions we do not hear the voice of the other bubble.

This is where the human race is right now, in multiple bubbles not hearing a word of what anyone says if they aren’t from our bubble of opinions.

Fear of even being slightly contaminated by another contrary view leads the members of one bubble to wage hate-fuelled war on the other contrary group.

There is no longer any open respectful debate just hatred of anything different to our view.

The bubble cries out ‘it’s all a lie’ and where does this leave human race?

Fearful, hateful and lacking any compassion, empathy or understanding of our fellow human.

Bursting the bubble takes courage and vulnerability, we have to let go of our egos and listen to the others and understand them first, before we have any chance of them wanting to understand us. We have to be brave enough to be first and not wait for others to burst their bubble.

The alternative is staying stuck in our hate-filled bubble echoing only our own voice.