Have you noticed your mood change or certain feelings develop when you log in to social media or when you open the newspaper or watch the television?
Every account and event we read about in newspapers, watch on television or see on social media is the opinion of someone else. Pre-conceived filters would have been applied which are individual to us all. The words used to describe events and the emotion attached is that of the witness. But we often pick this up and take it on as our own (especially as sensitive empaths).
If this is true, why do we often base our own opinions, judgement and perceptions on the word of others? Why can we invest so much of our energy and thoughts into hearsay without experiencing the event ourselves or without a true understanding of the circumstance which unless it affects our life directly is more than not, none of our business? Frequently our opinion of others is formed by the judgement of others.
We expend so much energy worrying about the what-if's and the what-not's. Is this even real? What is real? Right here right now what is happening that can impact your life (for better or worse)?
Questions to ponder:
* Can you think of a time where you have pre-conceived or mis-judged someone based on the opinion of others, or the media?
* Do you have thoughts about certain groups, events, people which have been formed by other influences? How can you work towards forming your own opinion?
* Perhaps sit through a session of the news and continually ask - is this story coming from a place of love or fear (or someone else's perceptions)?
* Is this real?
* What is real?!