Updated: May 7, 2020
Your fellow man is your mirror. If your own face is clean, the image you perceive will also be flawless. But you should look upon your fellow man and see a blemish, it is your own imperfection that you are encountering - you are being shown what you must correct within yourself.
BAAL SHEM TOV
Hi, how are you doing? With so much drama and trauma hitting our world, I thought we could shed a little light on ourselves. How can we feel the light and the warmth within us? Certainly the quote has meaning, but you ask yourself, “ How do I increase my light, my inner happiness during these unpredictable moments"?
As the quote states, ..if your own face is clean..... So are the thoughts that I have towards others, which reflect on me? Meaning that the repairs I have to make are within myself, first. This will change how I look at others. If I could see my fellow many in a positive way, that creates light.
It is really amazing that you decided to view this website, allowing yourself the inner reflection, that will create a change within you.
There are 3 responses to fear; fight, flight and freeze. So when you read the above quote, what is your response? Are you afraid to look inside? Is there a change you want to make? Correcting an imperfection within ourselves can be frightening, annoying, and upsetting yet they can also be met with resilience, exciting, and rejuvenating. We choose how to respond.
Although as I look outside my windows, I see some cold heavy rain, yet I feel some warmth and inner peace. Realizing it’s not just the hand washing that will get us clean and save us from the pandemic, but the inner work that will create a cleanliness that lets our light shine. When our light shines, there is room to invite others into our lives. This light will not only help us be cleansed, it will have an impact on our fellow man as well. May your repairs be easy and kind, so you can radiate within yourself and help our world as well. Let the light shine in.
Zeva Adler LCSWR