I listen with interest to others’ reviews and opinions on a movie I haven’t yet seen, or a book I haven’t yet read. However I always keep one thing in mind when deciding on whether I should see a movie or buy a book.
That person has offered their opinion, after watching or reading through their eyes, and feeling the story with their heart.
We are all different and we experience life through varying levels of consciousness, that is based on the relationship with self and our personal life view. If only we could remember this when we are yet to know or experience another.
Rather than judge from the opinion of others, we have the opportunity to choose from more genuine and authentic thoughts and feelings that are our own, rather than that of someone else.
Freedom of choice is not from within the boundaries of culture and collective thought, but rather through conscious knowing and personal resonance in connection with another.