Have you ever wondered what intrigues you the most about the people you meet?! What is that or those trait(s) of that person which you fail to overlook every single time? What is that attribute that catches your attention about almost everyone you encounter, subconsciously causing you to become judgmental?
Pause and think hard. There has to be something.
Because whatever your answer turns out to be is in in fact a hidden message that holds the key to your inner self. A message which would lead you to the path of introspection, dealing with traveling deep down within yourself. A message which pushes you towards self reflection, eventually acting as a guiding light to SELF-GROWTH.
“What is that message?” you ask.
It is ‘YOU ARE THE REFLECTION OF WHAT YOU SEE IN OTHERS.’ Confused? You might be saying “No, this is not true! How can I be similar to that annoying person?” It might sound silly but ditch all your prejudgments for a while and ponder on the above statement.
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Everyone is your mirror. We can only see in others what we are ourselves. People who we meet, people who annoy us and people who gladden us are a perfect reflection of our innermost relationship with ourselves and the beliefs we have acquired over our lives. Everything you appreciate or despise about others belongs to you. HOW? In order to recognise any trait in others, it must first be known to your consciousness. Otherwise, it is unnoticeable.
Every traits you see in your closed ones, whether you admire it or not, is actually mirroring your inner self. For instance, if you are enraged by the competitive nature of your friend, dig deep down within yourself and you will find that you too are competitive. When you see yourself disliking a certain quality in someone, it shows either your underlying discontenment in the way you are or you are aspiring to become as such but in vain -the fact it is not happening no matter how much efforts you put in, emerges out as anger. Or simply, it’s a product of your beliefs! Basically, it all boils down to your inner undisclosed side deep within.
Now, what is the use of knowing “everyone is your mirror.” How does it help?! This mere realisation has the power to alter your perceptions about yourself and others to the best. People who get on your nerves are your best teachers ! They get you acquainted with yourself. They help to accede to those emotions, feelings and beliefs which are discreetly nibbling your inner peace. But once you come to terms to and accept wholeheartedly those deeply hidden factors therein, you wide open the door to limitless solutions. And guess what, you escape a whirlpool of endless frustration which would have emerge had you got carried away by dwelling on the seething anger you sense upon contact with that particular person.
If you are uncontrollably annoyed by someone’s behaviour, thinking pattern or thoughts, you need to dump all biasness rightaway and act as an observer to ask yourself “what is it about this person that troubles me? Is this trait present in me?” Once you begin asking questions directed to yourself, something incredibly magical happens. Countless answers to pertinent questions unfurl and find their way to you.
However, this kind of instropection exercise is manageable by only a few; those who are open-minded enough to question their OWN beliefs, thoughts and behavioural patterns and objectively act upon them; those who have a learning attitude towards life and refuse to be bound by any opinionated beliefs thrusted upon them.
Are you bold enough to challenge your conditioning that has been a rigid part of you since childhood? If yes, you are to embark on a self enriching path where you are AWAKENED.