In this world of material forms, many of us know that "mind is over matter" and that if, " I don't mind. it doesn't matter" to me. However, if in our opinion, things matter, than there are no lengths to which the insulted opinionated ego will go to purge the world of the slight, even the practice of genocide..
The English word "opinion' is quoted in the Webster's dictionary as , "1) a belie stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge. 2) Judgement. 3) a formal statement by an expert after careful study." Of the latter, is this blog and of the former, is the world of the mundane,
To the Qabalist, opinions are formed after careful study, that study often lends itself to the obvious, such as, if it is created alive, than Life has already judged it Worthy of Being. This negates the opinion, that as a sensual being, I have the right to judge it not worthy of life if it makes me the slightest bit uncomfortable. Often when I find my brain indulging itself in such flamboyant displays of ignorance, I bring the nonsenses to a halt by asking a simple question," It exists, so it is needed, so find out why.". Thus, finding out its purpose becomes a brain- priority that is necessary to reform an opinion that is obviously fear based and thus ignorantly formed.
For instance, my opinion of creation, though self gratifying when perceived as "right", is rather meaningless to the created, as a Greater Opinion than I already conceived of them. Knowing this, I have set about finding out the Purpose of the Alive, rather than judging them not worthy, because of leaf, bark, skin, hair, number of eyes, and legs. being tantamount to my judgement of worth. To a thinking person, our opinion of God, could not possibly be important to the Creator, whether it be of ", the one energy that cannot be created nor destroyed, only transformed," or that "there is only one God, who is in all things." Both of which obviously convey the same concept even though they are somehow "subject to opinion".
Let's face the fact, that opinions that we are comfortable with are subject to the operative word Comfortable. Yet, no matter how opinionated I am, I tend to notice that uncomfortable things, have hastened my evolution, be it mental , emotional and even physical, upon fervent study of them. So I have developed the opinion, that if it makes me uncomfortable, I must study it in detail.
What I have found out, is that My opinion of the Created and of Creation, creates only "Me". Upon observation, it is rather obvious that all things I feel necessary to judge, are already created. What else is obvious, is that opinions kept me from seeing the obvious! To see a bigoted world of religions, divisions, segregation and all other opinions of separateness, just detaches me mentally form the continuity of the, "One God who is In all Things". In my opinion, this would lessen the experience of "being Me", and I am wholly against that!
So when I see "another way to be me", I already know you exist---I see you! In my opinion, if you're good enough for the "God in all things", you're good enough for me. Knowing this, I am able to listen to your opinions, and see how you view yourself, for that is all that is important to your life motion.............How I view you is absolutely irrelevant to your function, but my sharing opinions with you allows us both to expand and liberate out minds from fear enforced slavery! You see, I am of the opinion that by sharing opinions , we both have a chance to grow beyond yesterdays judgements. This is not an insult nor a confrontation that requires violent argument, but rather a holistic approach to knowledge.
So I just take the easy way out, I just love whomever I am with, be it human others or snake,spider, tick, flea, or animal and plant others (The study of biology has given me great respect even for the lowly flea!) . Thank you for sharing your opinions with me, it is a lovely day to be with you! May you live long and prosper!