As humans we have always had a sense of what is right and wrong and have been willing to share our opinions regarding what we think. However, in this day of social media, we tend to share our opinions on a daily basis whether it is wanted or not.
Social media has made it easy to share negative feelings and opinions because we do not have to face the person or people it is aimed at and we do not see how our words can damage and hurt another human being. When I was a youngster the saying was, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never harm me.” Sounds good in theory but it certainly is not true. If anything words leave deeper scars that cannot be seen.
We need to go back to living by the ‘golden rule’, ‘Do to others as you would want done to you.’ The next time you want to offer your opinion ask yourself, is it constructive or destructive? Was your opinion solicited? How would you feel if these words were directed to you?
At the end of the day, we are all on our own spiritual journey. As Oprah once said, “All of us are seeking the same thing. We share the desire to fulfill the highest, truest expression of ourselves as human beings.”
Being a strong, confident woman I sometimes see things that others may not. But, as I have gotten older I am learning it is up to them to discover their purpose and complete their journey. If God sees fit for them to know what I have to say, my opinion will be asked. Only then should I give it and I should give it in a compassionate way, free of judgment. Honestly, I am still working on this and learning each day. That is all any of us can do.
So what is the legacy you want to leave? I want to know I touched someone and helped them through their journey. At the end of each day, strive for kindness.