Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin
“Projections” are something we do when we don’t want to take responsibility for our feelings and characteristics. It’s an unhealthy defense mechanism that’s an easy way out to deflect personality traits we don’t like to own, onto others. Guess what? It works both ways!
There is a concept that’s far more empowering and that is the idea of a Positive Projection.
I had spent much of life in comparison mode and let’s just say I wasn’t winning the race. I could see the beauty in just about every everyone else … but not myself.
What I’ve learned since has rocked my world and helped me begin to see life and myself through a new lens, a clearer lens, a lens that reflects a new reality.
You know that phrase, “You spot it. You got it?” Most of us have been taught to use that in a negative way, through the lens of negative projections.
Why not flip it around and start applying this concept in a positive way?
That’s the brilliance of a positive projection.
If you spot a beautiful woman and you’re beginning to compare yourself with all those old stories of “not enough” and feeling jealousy or envy that it’s lacking in you…stop and think for a moment.
You can’t see what isn’t in you!
You spot it. You got it.
You see beauty?…then, that beauty you see exists within you.
You see kindness. You can’t experience kindness in another if it isn’t in you.
Do you admire someone for their strength and integrity? I’ve got news for you …
YOU SPOT IT. YOU GOT IT!
Life is a mirror. Life only reflects back to us what is in us.
Isn’t it time you owned the beauty that’s in you?
The beauty that is you?
I see you and you are beautiful to me.