Loving others is always a reflection of the degree to which we love ourselves.
Wisdom of Mary Magdalene
I feel frustration, disconnection and tension with a friend. She seems resistant and frightened like a little girl. I am judging her and coming face to face with my own expectations, coming face to face with my own control and wanting things to be my way.
“It is perhaps, the most difficult and painful lesson; allowing people to be where they are, seeing them in their glory, seeing them in their woundedness and seeing them in all places in between. It requires discipline and a conscious intention to welcome all of who they are and all of who they are not. It requires self-love and discipline to welcome all of who we are and all of who we are not, as well.
Loving others is always a reflection of loving ourselves. Always. It is an indication of our shadows, warm embraces, tolerance, challenges and lessons to learn.
Look to your friend today. See and love in her the places that you are not yet fully able to love and embrace yourself. See your reflection and smile knowingly. Allow yourself the insight and wisdom of self-reflection and honesty.
We are with you always.”