One of the exercises to practice this week is quite the challenge. Since it was first introduced to me, the first year I was involved in the Master Key Experience, I came to realize how very judgmental I am, rather, was. I had an answer for EVERYTHING, whether I was familiar with the topic or not. And, boy, was I good at delivering my opinion with authority!
I have thought long and hard about why I chose to be that way, but I have come to understand, dwelling on finding out why was preventing me from changing, being free of the bondage of my ego.
At first, I had to just keep quiet. I was so versed in spewing garbage, I didn’t know how to do otherwise. So, I was silent. And what an amazing discovery – conversations became more interesting and deep. There was excitement, engagement, and masterminding. My biggest discovery was the fact that reserving my opinion allowed conversations to evolve and relationships to organically develop. It was amazing! Why would I want to do otherwise? A new habit? INDEED!
Along with the new habit, I include Og’s Scroll II, Instead of Opinion, “how do I react to the actions of others? With love. For just as love is my weapon to open the hearts of men, love is also my shield to repulse the arrows of hate and the spears of anger……and how do I confront each whom I meet? In only one way. In silence and to myself I address him and say I LOVE YOU. Through spoken in silence these words shine in my eyes, unwrinkle my brow, bring a smile to my lips, and echo in my voice, and his heart is opened.”
I love it! I love you! I love me!