“People will continue to press every button we have, until we realize what it is that we don’t want to know about ourselves, yet. They will point us to our freedom every time.”
― Byron Katie, Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
This is so true. I have seen this happen to so many people lately when they feel the need to judge others, (yes, and I too have found myself doing this) . What I found out though is that it ALWAYS seems to be the qualities in OURSELVES that are hidden in our judgments, proclamations or statements about others.
When something about someone bothers us, a judgement thought will come in our mind about them, for example, “They are unkind, or mean.”
The thoughts that we believe about others are pretty much always things that we don’t want to admit about ourselves, yet and its super hard for us to look in the mirror and see the truth about ourself inside of our own thoughts.
How can we grow? Author Byron Katie says “Question every thought.”
Yes, question them, question all of your thoughts about yourself and others.
Ask yourself – “Is it True?” if the answer is yes, Ask if it is 100% true, without a doubt? Then take what you say about another and turn it around and start with “I am…” .
You will see exactly what you need to work on within yourself. Mirror Mirror on the wall…