This week we have been given an exercise. It’s quite a difficult task and one which I have been struggling with for a couple of days now.
- We are to not have opinions.
This is to get us in touch with the ‘I’ which is neither our body nor our brain. To get in touch with this we need to become an observer and this task is certainly helping with that! I had struggled until this point to become an observer of my thoughts and actions but have found this to help massively.
It is accepted that we are a world class expert in some things and having an opinion is ok in that. Making that judgement stops your mind and brings you into being the observer again and I believe this is the point of the exercise.
Stopping the words coming out of your mouth can be done with a bit of practice but stopping the thoughts is a whole lot more effort and I will be honest I’m not doing that well here. Being part of a mastermind group is a benefit and we are helping each other get over the hurdles.
It is fun to think back and observe that I had opinions on everything from how the government should be run to the staffing levels at the supermarket. I genuinely believed that I had sufficient facts to have an expert opinion on so many things its mind boggling! How did I ever have time to run my own life when I was running everything else in the world within my mind?
Go on, give it a try yourself. What do you have to lose? Just try it for an hour or two and leave me a comment below. Don’t worry about being judged as that would be forming an opinion and we won’t be doing that here.