Mirror Mirror on the wall, what are my feelings, show me all
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~ C.G. Jung
Have you ever had a reaction to someone that made you angry or frustrated?
I did and sometimes still do. Now as soon as if any thought or feeling comes from someone else that would make me upset, angry or fearful, I ask:
What pushes my buttons?
What makes me angry or fearful or sad?
We get clues about our unconscious programming if we watch our reactions, responses, feelings and thoughts about other people and events.
The outer incidents that trigger these reactions in me simply MIRROR my own nature. If I didn’t have beliefs around the issues that upset me, where would my reactions come from? If I didn’t have some internal reference, I wouldn’t react at all.
When outer events sparks a reaction, we need to look inside to explore what’s going on. Journaling helped me to navigate my feelings and I was able to handle my feelings and thoughts in a loving way. This helps to understand our inner self better.
Next time when you are in front of a mirror, ask Mirror Mirror on the wall, what are my feelings, show me all.
Try it and see what happens
“We discover in ourselves what others hide from us and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves.” ~ Vauvenargues