I often mention attachments, and people tend to think of things or people they are attached to. However, most common is our attachment to our beliefs and opinions. People often ask my opinion, and generally I tell them that in their life it is their own opinion that matters, not mine. For me, there is a big difference between giving my advice, and/or my opinion. I will willingly give advice, but I am very unwilling to give opinions . . . simply because that‘s all they are . . . an opinion.
Consider beliefs. People are very attached to their beliefs, wrapping them tighter and tighter in belief-wrapping, especially if I should threaten them. So letting go of personal opinions and personal beliefs is a very large step toward inner freedom. Of course, the first step is to recognise and acknowledge that you are attached to these sneaky mental and emotional handicaps. Many people will often mention in a discussion, “I believe . . . ‘” or “This is how I see it . . . ” (opinion). And all this is okay, nothing bad, but it is a handicap. We actually can live with an open door called ‘conscious awareness’ connecting us to life, without the need of beliefs and opinions. At least, this is my opinion . . . I believe . . . !!!!!!!! JOKE!
Life is easier if we live from the heart in the moment, consciously and constantly . . . choosing Love!