Week five of the Master Key experience introduced the practice of giving no opinions. If you are an expert at something and are asked for your opinion relevant to your expertise such as a doctor, mechanic, lawyer,etc. you can give you opinion. In my mind gossip is the worst form of opinions and it is most often used to try to build yourself up at the expense of someone else. This is my third pass through this course and I have kept the no opinions in my thoughts since I first heard of it. Bringing it back to the forefront of my thoughts reminded me of some of my faults. When you take gossip out of your mind it allows you to listen more because you aren’t queuing up the next addition to the gossip you are hearing and you will be able to focus on the conversation at hand. That was beautiful this week being in the moment and not thinking – just listening.
Try it. Give no opinions for a whole week and ask yourself how did it feel?
What do you get from gossip? If you do it to others it will be done unto you!