There’s No Way I Can Have No Opinion
Two weeks ago, we started a practice in The Master Key Experience of having no opinions. If we had world class area of expertise AND we were asked for our opinion, then fine, we could give it. Otherwise, NO OPINION. PERIOD. None, zero, nada. Not verbally or non-verbally. Wow!
As usual, we started a new week of doing this on Monday. I woke up and did great. Then I got out of bed! I know you are probably rolling your eyes with that statement, but for me it was true. Monday I was doing great and then before I got out of bed a good friend of mine called and told me something about some friends of ours. I immediately started going off to her with my opinion about what our friends were doing. I caught myself halfway through and I had to start laughing.
I told my friend about my assignment and she started laughing too. She laughed even harder when I told her that I had just gotten up that day and I had not even made it 10 minutes.
I have come to see that most of my opinions are just judgments. All my life I have heard, “Judge not, that you be not judged.” This was taught in the churches I attended and was originally stated by Jesus in Matthew 7:1. Jesus went on in verses 2 and 3 to say,
“For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?”(New King James Version)
Wow! Most of my opinions (my judgements) are only looking at a small problem in my fellow man’s life while totally ignoring the big problems in my life. Most of the time when I state my opinions (my judgments) about others I am just wanting to feel a superior to them. That is not a pretty thing to see about myself. I am right back to that character defect of wanting to feel superior to people.
I really don’t want to be so judgmental and have a spirit of superiority. I don’t want others to judge me like I judge them. So, I am trying to have no opinions or judgments of others. I am trying to let other’s lives be between them and their God, and as we all know, I am not it! So, I will keep working on noticing when I am having opinions and judging others and when I do, I will keep asking forgiveness of my God.
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