That Which We Truly Cherish

and revere is protected by our own reverence.  If we tell somebody that we do something because we get enjoyment out of it, there is nothing much they can say about it, is there?  If we infer that we do it because we are right in doing it, we will instantly see their hackles go up because they, also, have an opinion on what is right.

Our values are our preferences.  We hold them because we love them, enjoy them, and get pleasure from them.  If we hold them in that context, we will be left in peace to enjoy them.

If we look at opinions, we will see that they are a dime a dozen.¬† We become much less vulnerable if we put our thoughts, ideas, and beliefs, which are all opinions, into a different context.¬† We can view them as ideas that we like or dislike.¬† We can see that it is primarily our emotions that are giving them any value in the first place.¬† If we don’t take a prideful stance about our opinions, then we’re at liberty to change them.

The Letting Go Guided Journal: How to Remove Your Inner Blocks to Happiness, Love, and Success pg. 62

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