I wrote a poem years ago in regards to people and mirrors. The flow of it was there and it just slipped from my brain to my finger tips in seconds. The words have never left me since the day it was written. It is a simple reminder to myself and others struggling to understand people in general.
God Given Mirror
I asked God for a mirror,
and He decided to give me you.
He said If I don’t like what I see,
then perhaps I have done it too.
He told me to cast no judgement,
on others when they are weak.
And that if I had nothing nice to say,
there shall be no need to speak.
He told me that you were my mirror,
what I dislike in you needs changed within me.
Because we are all one another’s mirrors
and our own worst enemy.
There is a lot of truth to what is said in this poem for the simple fact that “what we do not like in others is usually something that we do not like about ourselves”.
It may seem hard to believe it at first, but not if you really think in depth about it.
When we do not like someone…. it is because they either do something we use to do ourselves and we have attached negative feelings towards that action, or they do something we have suppressed and kept ourselves from doing.
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