We cause ourselves a great deal of suffering by being attached to our own beliefs and opinions and wanting everyone else to think the same way we do.  But beliefs and opinions are just another form of thought.  They come and go, just like thoughts.  They are not necessarily important or true, just like thoughts.  They change over time.  During the course of your life, your own beliefs and opinions have changed.  Something you used to like, you don’t anymore.  Something you used to believe, you now realize may not be entirely accurate.  So why get worked up about other people’s opinions?  Set an intention to be perfectly happy to allow others to think whatever they want to think, to believe whatever they want to believe.  It doesn’t impact you one way or the other if you choose to be at peace rather than wishing everyone else was exactly like you.  ☺

  ~  Beth