The Mirror Don’t Lie!
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. – Anais Nin
To me this means that we have a tendency to see things the way we want them to be, not how they truly are. Having said that, have you ever listened to people in your life complain about every little thing: “I don’t like the heat, I don’t like those people , I don’t like your taste in food, I don’t like that colour, I don’t like your garden?” – on and on it goes like a broken record. We must then begin to see that this kind of character isn’t aware of their unhealthy behaviour and in my opinion unhealthy behaviour like this burdens us and makes us weak.
But how would you then begin to explain it to someone who doesn’t understand the mirror concept that they are only seeing things through their eyes and their beliefs , and not the way it actually is?
And that what they see as problems and burdens actually reflects who they really are? Everything offends them. For goodness sake there is always going to be someone that you don’t like , or some small issue that you don’t agree with, and if you’re constantly in that state of negativity, you will always feel attacked – Phew!! makes me tired how about you?
Dr Wayne Dyer put it this way, he says: “I think one does it by recognizing that problems are only things that exist because of the way we process our lives and everything that happens in our world. We need to learn to process things in a different way – by learning to “Appreciate” instead of “Depreciate”. What’s the first step somebody can take to get to that place of Appreciation?
The first step is to turn your life and your problem over to making conscious contact with God. Turning it over to God, saying, “I am connected to God and I am going to turn this thing over, because I don’t know how to deal with it myself.” And then to get quiet and peaceful and meditate. – Dr Wayne Dyer
Food for Thought:
“If you’re looking for inner peace from the outside world, you’re not going to get that. The inner peace starts with you looking at you from the inside. Understanding that everything that comes to you is what you are. Everything – it’s all a direct reflection of what you are on the inside.” –Mary J. Blige
Thank you for reading
Self Growth Therapist