In the advaita and non-duality community, I have seen people thinking that to have an opinion is unenlightened and undesirable!!!! My perception and opinion 😉 is this: concerning enlightenment, it matters not if we have opinions or not. What matters is our attachment and identification to the opinion that we make. This shows a subtle and important distinction and understanding of Self.
The ego is not the issue or problem. It is our attachment to what the ego does and says, which keeps us from enlightenment. It is our beliefs we are the ego/body foremost and deny soul it’s due reign over all parts of Self. Sometimes in the process of giving soul it’s due we go to the other extreme and deny our opinions and then we appear cardboard like. This reveals we our identifying our Self, on some, level as the ego/body. The ego/body self is our vehicle. We do not exist without the container of ego/body and higher self. The ego is not the part of Self, which identifies. So then what deeper part of us is doing the identifying? It is the part of us, which is in the process of waking up to Self and why we chose to come to earth school.
We become handicapped when we deny or don’t recognize all parts of Self. To be balanced and whole is to embrace having an opinion and an ego, while knowing we are soul/consciousness foremost and so live our lives surrendered to Consciousness and soul. Our higher self, which many do not realizes exists, is the part of us which is the bridge between the other two parts of Self and that ,which is awakening to Self. While on earth we are all three parts of Self. Jesus Christ called these three parts of Self the Father (soul/Consciousness), Son (human body) and Holy Ghost (higher self). When not on an earth like school, we are soul and higher self. Higher self can be known and directly connected and communicated with via our meditations.
Enjoy your opinion!
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~ by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Le Phénomène Humain (1955)