REFLECTIONS OF SELF
This is a more personal and introspective post, but it’s becoming one of my recurrent thoughts lately.
Could witnessing something extremely sad and heartbreaking change permanently your perspective on life? The worst aspect of feeling like you lost a part of yourself is not knowing how to get it back or if you ever will. And do people make a comeback to teach you something about yourself you didn’t get? Who is really experiencing life: the carefree spirit that burns bridges and never settles down or the one who commits, nurtures and builds?
We are mirrors of each other: people we feel drawn to reflect our inner self, and we act as a mirror for them as well. We are all interconnected and interdependent. Simple as that. “Like attracts like” is one of the spiritual laws of the universe. And everything and everyone is your mirror. What this means is that others are reflecting part of your own consciousness back to you, giving you the opportunity to really see yourself and ultimately grow. Everything you admire in another person belongs to you and the same goes for all that you dislike. In order for you to recognise a certain quality in another, then you must own it. You could not see it otherwise. It is only when you truly understand what it means to see yourself reflected back at you, that there is no room for blame, there is no room for judgement and there is no room to feel like a victim of another person’s actions or words. There is only room for understanding and gratitude. Compromise comes easy, forgiveness is a given and growth is inevitable.
Be loving and respectful to all people, and you will attract individuals that will love and respect you back. Nurture compassion and empathy and let the goodness you see in others be your mirror.