“Opinion is our estimate of reality”
This is so important to remember when dealing with others “unsolicited opinions”.
They are nothing more than a projection of their beliefs about life.
It is life through their personal looking glass. It has nothing to do with you and has much to say about their thoughts instead.
I use my opinions as a guiding system for my own spiritual growth.
If I see a lot of darkness, hear gossip about others or have harsh thoughts I know I have some cleaning up to do. If, however, I see the good in each day, the true beauty of each individual and consistently hold gratitude I know I am on the right path.
Do you find yourself talking ill of other people? Are you really good at being the first to find a problem? Do you feel the world and people are wrong and/or bad?
Use these feelings as a guiding light to heal your own thoughts.
If you have felt attacked by the “mean spirited” opinions of another (or yourself) remember today – “opinions are nothing more than our estimate of reality based on our own perceptions”.