Within Thyself

Excellent pieces. I’m particularly interested in the point you raise regarding how we dislike certain qualities in people as we can identify with the same. Hermann Hesse discussed this matter also and said “if you hate a person, you hate something in him that is a part of yourself. What isn’t a part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us”

Julia Elle Diaries

It’s beautiful actually… even though you aren’t aware of its occurrence immediately. We all go through life working on finding ourselves and it takes us forever, with certainty it actually does take numerous people forever. Perhaps the discovery hits them at their last breath, the knowledge that they’ve always known but weren’t sufficiently conscious. Which is a tragedy honestly.

I have heard one too many times that, one seeks their spirituality when they’re self-actualised and I disagree. I believe there are stages in human existence that are experienced and established at different points and none dependent on what the individual has achieved but on the experiences lived and conquered. That is what being within yourself resonates, it is not finding yourself but seeing yourself as what you dream to be spiritually,  mentally and physically.

Furthermore, I was reminded of how we naturally dislike people we see as a reflection of…

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