Lately, my philosophy about life gravitates around the understanding, that other people are in reality myself. Every person I meet is a reflection of my own. Sometimes I think about the fact, how people can’t stay alone. The silence of their own presence is too loud and unbearable. I love imagining life and people I meet this way- every person, that I get to meet is a reflection of a particular trait in my character, of who I am ( good or bad)… A person, who is like a moveable road sign, which is trying to attract my attention. Something like an intense image of a particular part of me.
Because you know, how people are rarely attracted by the fading image. Usually only “the screaming”, exaggerated and “ not normal” get to push your curiosity and invite us to search and discover.
I imagine that every person is a puzzle and acquaintances with other people are an opportunity for him to gather the missing piece and to put it back on its place- in order to achieve a sense of completeness.
Every meeting is a measure of who we are. The more people in your life, bring hardships and difficult situations, the more they take away your strength, the more this is a sign that you are stubbornly refusing to look inside yourself and spot the hurting identity, which is screaming for help and attention.
Meetings in our lives are a medicine… for the illness of our identity. Meetings in our lives cure our refusal to take the responsibility; the weakness masked as arrogance; the pain covered with artificial self- confidence; the resignation, expressed through a robot like behavior.
We meet people, who stay in our lives forever and people, who just pass through it. Sometimes we suffer because of their absence and we wonder why we were not lucky enough to have the opportunity to wake up every morning beside them; to share walks in the park with them; to communicate with them or just share your day with them.
We pass by “foreign” people and in reality we pass by the unfamiliar part of our own self, which we are denying and we don’t even take the time to think why did this person cross our road.
And in reality even “the meaningless” meetings are a path to cure. Like a medicine… some you take in small doses, every now and then and some you should take often and in big doses. But each “medicine” is required in order for the cure to work. Every person, every meeting is a must in order for us to find our true self and to break free from the controversy, which is tearing us from the inside.
Sometimes people are like a bridge in life. And bridges are not meant to settle there. They are just transitory, just the connection with the shore on the other side, where what we need is waiting for us.
Thus on the path of life, we meet people who are just meant to take us through the bridge… to the other shore. And then it is their duty to let us move forward. It is their duty to go back and help somebody else to make the transition. And everything that is left is the understanding, that by walking beside them, we payed enough attention and that we took everything, they offered to give, so we can gather one more part of the puzzle and from our own identity.
Every person is a whole different Universe. And inside each one of us there are hidden a bunch of opportunities and twice as many limitations; a lot of wounds, covered with scars; so much hope and twice more fear. Finding a cure for each one of your conditions, as well as a piece of the puzzle, for each empty space, you allowed to occur, takes the continuance of an entire life. It takes awareness and presence. It takes being on the alert and always observing- every meeting, every gesture, every word and every action. Just then, you will manage to see yourself in others. The intense image of a particular part of yourself.
Just then, the silence of your own presence is gonna be pleasant, because you will already know that you are never alone. You will know that if others are an intense image of a part of you, when you are among them, you have the opportunity to see your reflection from the side, so when you are alone you could be the balance of your own identity… so when you are alone you could be the harmony of each vivid image you spot in the crowd.
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