3 posts tagged projections

Disowned

I can't take ownership of these feelings, these thoughts. These issues are not mine to hold. I am without scars; flawless. Undesirable qualities, I have not. It is You that is angry. Jealous. Insecure. It is You that is to blame. It is You that has these faulty thoughts, incorrect feelings. You are the source of what I do not like. About myself. You are my projection. It is You that I can blame for these uncomfortable feelings. For my distress. It is on You that I ...

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The People Who Don’t Get It

We see people and things not as they are, but as we are. How aware we are informs what we see—and how we see it. Ubuntu - I am because you are. People who don't seem to get it are seemingly everywhere. We find them in our families, at work, and in all areas of our public and private lives; and it can be painful and frustrating to watch them behave so unconsciously. Even though we know true separation from them is an illusion, it's not hard to find ourselves feeling intolerant of ...

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Longer Than Expected

How do I balance my innate human desire to estimate how long something will take, with the reality that I often have little control over this truth? Is the point to do my best in estimating, to get a general sense, and then to leave it? Is the point to do some planning, but to never decide that my expectations are true and correct? Is the point to create motivation to work towards the goal, rather than attaching to its timeline? Perhaps our time estimates are funny games we play with ...

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