The gift of “others.”
What bothers me about you, bothers me (is not accepted) about me.
What doesn’t bother me about you, is perfectly okay for me about me.
When I can’t find compassion for the things that arise and manifest in you, I haven’t found compassion for that very energy manifesting in me.
It’s really that simple. Not always easy to swallow, but simple.
Ultimately there is no “you,” so all my love for you, and all my frustration “towards” you, is merely a projection of the love and frustration within/for “me.”
Thank you for showing me where I need to love “me” more.
Thank you for showing me what I have still unaccepted in me.
Carole Griggs, Ph.D. 2014