No pun intended here 😉 just some morning musings…
There is an old saying, “It takes one to know one.”
We see in others what we like and don’t like in ourselves.
If people are our mirrors, then everyone is a reflection of myself.
Its important for me to accept others for who they are.
Otherwise I am rejecting aspects of myself.
When I admire an aspect of someone I am recognizing that this is a part of myself.
When I am judging of others I am not accepting that I am judging of myself.
When I get annoyed because they are needy, I am rejecting my own needs and nurturing myself.
When I get frustrated when people go too slowly, then I am not accepting when I need to go slowly.
And of course, the best of all …. When I get upset when I feel others are controlling, I am rejecting the controlling part of me.
Our own inner critic is the voice of this self rejection.
Listen to it and love it for pointing out what to embrace rather than reject.
Remember there is no good or bad… And beneath it all is our deep longing for love and acceptance.