What You See in Others is Already Within You

Have you ever admired someone and wished that you possessed some of the qualities that you saw in them? Maybe you admire their leadership qualities or how organized they are. Perhaps it’s how well they relate to others or how spiritual and grounded they seem. Whatever it may be, when you are able to notice something in another that really resonates with you. you are tapping into something that is already within you. It may not be activated in the same way or to the same degree as what you saw in the other person but it does exist inside of you.

The beauty about recognizing that the qualities you admire in another exist within you is that it becomes easier to cultivate and grow those qualities. The beauty about recognizing that the qualities you admire in another exist within you is that it becomes easier to cultivate and grow those qualities. The beauty about recognizing that the qualities you admire in another exist within you is that it becomes easier to cultivate and grow those qualities.

It’s like trying to ignite a fire and being fortunate enough to have lit embers under the ash. You are not starting from scratch! Michael Jackson Man in the Mirror The qualities we recognize in another – both, what we like and dislike – serve as a mirror, reflecting back what is going on within us. Here are some questions you can ask of yourself to help deepen your relationship with yourself, while cultivating qualities you admire and mitigating those that you don’t.

1. When you see a quality in someone that you admire, pause and ask yourself How does this quality show up in me? Then ask What can I do to grow this quality in me?

2. When you see a quality in someone that you don’t like, pause and ask yourself How do I embody this quality with others? How do I embody this quality with myself? Then ask, “What do I get to do differently? Remember Michael Jackson’s song “Man in the Mirror?” I’m looking at the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways. Well I’m asking you to change your ways by looking at everyone in your life as a mirror. If you want to make this world a better place take a look at yourself and then make the change! You are evolving! And you’re a goddess too!