The World Serves As A Mirror

“Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.”

“The particular egoic patterns that you react to most strongly in others and misperceive as their identity tend to be the same patterns that are also in you, but that you are unable or unwilling to detect within yourself.

In that sense, you have much to learn from your enemies.  What is it in them that you find most upsetting, most disturbing?  Their selfishness?  Their greed?  Their need for power and control?  Their insincerity, dishonesty, propensity to violence, or what ever it may be?  Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.

But it is no more than a form of ego, and as such, it is completely impersonal.  It has nothing to do with who that person is, nor has it anything to do with who you are.  Only if you mistake it for who you are can observing it within you be threatening to your sense of self.”

Eckhart Tolle, “A New Earth,” p. 74.

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mysticheartsong

After thirty years of teaching Inner City, Special Education students and forty-five years of metaphysical studies, I have decided to share my life's philosophical understandings on this wonderful website. For me, everything in my life has been a spiritual experience from being raised in an alcoholic household, to marriage and teaching, and finally caring for an Alzheimer parent. I have sought at least fifteen, personal psychic readings to try and assist me as a wife, teacher and caretaker. I want to share the wisdom that I have gained from following the valuable spiritual guidance from my inner knowing and from heeding the advise of channeled answers from trusted psychics. At almost 70 years old, I am writing, traveling and enjoying retirement in Florida.

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