While working with somebody today, it became apparent to me just how wrong our approach to life is. We want to be accepted, which is totally normal, but we go about it in a very weird way. Rather than be who we are unconditionally, we allow ourselves to be told how to feel by how others treat us. And then, as if that weren’t bad enough, when we act badly or inappropriately, we see ourselves through the perceived perception of other people. We are mind readers and our own worst critics. We accuse others of being judgmental when really, we are the ones who are judging ourselves, but it seems less painful because it’s through somebody else’s eyes.
Let me tell you why this is more painful. Because you’re combining thought and emotion. When the two are in sync and coming from the same entity, they have the ability to move mountains, however, when it’s our emotions and what we THINK are their thoughts, that’s when disastrous results occur.
There is no way to safely combine my emotional experience with your thought pattern. I wind up as the loser every time.
The man in the mirror is not the man that stands in front of the mirror. The man in the mirror is a 2 dimensional reflection of what is being presented to the world. How the world receives the man is up to the world. You exist in the body, mind, and heart of that man standing in the mirror. Spend less time focusing on the reflection and more time manipulating the actions of the body and mind you live from. (Or woman).