On Reflections
- goodbye Ms. Judgemental

What I learned in life today:

I used to live by the profound words of Ralph Waldo Emerson when he said, "Every man I meet is in some way my superior." As I am discovering that we are all connected and we are all reflections of each other, I feel the same priciple is stated more succintly as follows, "The soul that is hidden beneath this earthly crust is one and the same for all men and women belonging to all climes." - Ghandi. As I am growing and not yet complete, I discover that I can never truly know another person, I can never be in their minds. I can never experience their soul. I can only perceive them as my brain and soul and feelings and emotions enable me to perceive them. I come to realize that the reflections that I see in other people, are reflections of myself.

Also, I can come to a clearer understanding of myself through witnessing those things in others that make me uncomfortable. My judgment of anyone else, is only a method of relating to myself. What I see in others is really only an infinite part of me. A reflection of me. What I see in others is not the truth; I am interpreting as it relates to my knowledge and understanding. As the judgment disappears, it does so only because I have realized that I am really a part of that which I am judging. This new philosophy gives me the ability further appreciate our perceived differences.

PS. This goes both ways: I can further assume that those who judge me, do so because there is something that they see in their reflection that they are uncomfortable with in themselves.

-Rebekah Faith