Saturday, August 4, 2018

“Reflections of Self: We Are All Mirrors for Each Other”

“Reflections of Self: We Are All Mirrors for Each Other”
by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm

“People you feel drawn to reflect your inner self back at you, and you act as a mirror for them as well. When we look at other people, we see many of their qualities in innumerable and seemingly random combinations. However, the qualities that we see in the people around us are directly related to the traits that exist in us. “Like attracts like” is one of the spiritual laws of the universe. We attract individuals into our lives that mirror who we are. Those you feel drawn to reflect your inner self back at you, and you act as a mirror for them. Simply put, when you look at others, you will likely see what exists in you. When you see beauty, divinity, sweetness, or light in the soul of another, you are seeing the goodness that resides in your soul. When you see traits in others that evoke feelings of anger, annoyance, or hatred, you may be seeing reflected back at you those parts of yourself that you have disowned or do not like.

Because we are all mirrors for each other, looking at the people in your life can tell you a lot about yourself. Who you are can be laid bare to you through what you see in others. It is easy to see the traits you do not like in others. It is much more difficult to realize that you possess those same traits. Often, the habits, attitudes, and behaviors of others are closely linked to our unconscious and unresolved issues.

When you come into contact with someone you admire, search your soul for similarly admirable traits. Likewise, when you meet someone exhibiting traits that you dislike, accept that you are looking at your reflection. Looking at yourself through your perception of others can be a humbling and eye-opening experience. You can also cultivate in you the traits and behaviors that you do like. 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.”
- http://www.dailyom
Peter Gabriel, "In Your Eyes"

3 comments:

  1. This is garbage. You reached deep into your junior high awareness to try to piece random thoughts together to make yourself sound wise. "Like attracts like". Really. Not even factual. Opposites attract. I can tell you are young and unseasoned. You can only espouse wisdom when you actually acquire it. No shortcuts. You are totally transparent. Not only do you lack scientific basis for your opinion piece, trying to sound philosophically wise, but there is just too much randomness. We are not all mirrors of each other. Only going within ourselves can we truly know ourselves, not looking outward for approval. When we meet others with traits that anger and revolt us it is not because we have them in ourselves. Hogwash. To enlightened persons, revolting traits in others are traits we would never allow in ourselves. When we see evil and narcissism in others and feel repugnance it is because we don't allow such into our realm of acceptability, so NO WE DONT ACCEPT that those traits are ours. There are no shortcuts to wisdom. You have it or you don't, or you acquire it. You have no wisdom at this point. Liberalism per set is not wisdom. Will you ever allow yourself the true inner reflection, or is it too truth bearing. Remains to be seen, but this piece of junior high mentality just didn't cut it. I have never been you and would never want to be you. I would never aspire to be wise before I've earned it. So you see, like does not attract like.

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  2. to be a good example and help others get to wher we are at is a journey that most 12 step spiritual guides work to become like are higher power .lesve the judgement to GOD ...

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  3. Why are you getting so frantic over this article, Galactic journeywoman? If it offends you, don't read it, but I'm certain the author of the article, Madisyn Taylor of "The DailyOM", would be curious why you attacked it so savagely, as am I. I invite you to enlighten us all with what you consider "wisdom", since you deem Taylor's work juvenile and inconsequential, which I do not.
    Thanks for stopping by, please forward your own article to my email on the sidebar.

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