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On the internet I occasionally see harshly critical opinions of me and my work with Spirit. I still sometimes get hate mail.

Years ago that sort of thing bothered me—a lot. Today I’ve learned it doesn’t matter what people say or think about me. That’s a very freeing feeling.

All that matters, for all of us, is that we follow the path that is right and good for us.

When you do that—another lesson I’ve learned over the years—you will touch more lives, and more powerfully, than if you took the path of caution, dreading what someone may say or think of you.

In fact, I’ve gotten to the point now where it doesn’t matter what people say or think of me, whether it’s good or bad. After all, other people’s opinions of me have nothing to do with me and everything to do with them.

That detachment has brought me far more peace and joy in my work and my life than anything else ever has.

I love that saying, “Your opinion of me is none of my business.” (I don’t know who said it first, as it’s attributed to at least several people.) Yet I see so many folks suffering endlessly and needlessly because of someone’s opinion. Detachment is the key.

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Sometimes our opinions can be dangerous, as this funny video demonstrates:

 

 

Related links:
Opinions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Other People’s Opinions

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