"It is breathtaking to realize that human anger amounts to anger at ourselves that we project onto the world and onto one another. That how we treat Earth is a reflection of how we treat our bodies, that how we treat one another is a reflection of how we treat ourselves. Unable to manage the experience of the self we have created, permanently disturbed by what we have or have not done, we attack anything we see that reminds us of our own disowned shadow. Without this identification there would be no hatred.
Now imagine the possibility of resolving our relationship to ourselves, a process that ends not in perfection but in acknowledgment, acceptance, and understanding. Imagine if there were no one to hate."
This passage by Rolf Gates from Meditations on Intention and Being is a profound one I had to share. I see so much of this in my clients and society. People are very unhappy with themselves and at worse, even hate themselves. When you take a moment to slow down and get quiet inside, are you aware of being unsatisfied or even angry with yourself? Frustrated with where you're at in life, your body, your choices thus far? And do you tend to take it out on those around you? Think about it. Notice. Breathe. What if instead you inserted a sentiment of compassion towards yourself and replaced that ugly voice with something softer. A sentiment like: "It's all ok." "You are enough." "There is no getting to, you're already here."... and "I love you." Would you then be less prone to treat the world around you with venom? I dare you to try.
Creating a better world is an inside job. Inside YOU, first.
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