I think we often defer our opinions to others, giving them the power to decide whether what we are saying is right or wrong, allowed (or not). I never noticed how much I, myself, was doing it, until I started receiving some of these more esoteric “flashes of insight” and tried to share them with others. That’s when I started to hear:
- “Most people aren’t ready to hear this,” or
- “I’m not sure others would agree,” or
- “you can say that to me, but it’s probably best if you don’t say that to other people.”
It took me a while not to back down when I heard this. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to hear myself respond, the other day, in a new way.
“Yes, but I’m not saying it to most people. I’m saying it to you, in this moment. Why are we worrying about what other people think?”
Maybe they were warning me against going public with these ruminations. I guess this blog is reaching a little more general audience, but if you’ve read it this far, I’m sure you’re able to think for yourself, friend.
So… what do you think?