It’s been quite a while since I last posted a quote on my blog. Not for any other reason than I wasn’t coming across anything new that resonated with me. Until now.
I came across this quote and whilst I’ve seen some that are similar, this one really struck me. Why? Because it made me stop and think … particularly the last part of the quote ‘my reaction to you is an awareness of me’.
The first part of the quote ‘your perception of me is a reflection of you‘ … is a reminder to not be too quick to judge and to also look deep into yourself to understand why you have that particular perception of a person. Is your perception skewed by jealousy, envy, thinking you are better then them, your own low self-esteem and/or are you too quick to judge a person? To anyone who has had people perceive them wrongly, it’s also a reminder not to take it to heart.
The second part of the quote ‘my reaction to you is an awareness of me‘ … any reaction you have to a person, be it good or bad, is an opportunity to learn and understand yourself better. Why did you have that reaction? By giving it a bit of analysing thought – you may learn what you like in a person and what you dislike in a person and help yourself make better friendship decisions in the future or recognise personality types that require a different tack to interact with (handy to know in the workforce!). It may highlight some opportunities to improve an aspect of yourself … or simply validate who you are.
Those are my brief thoughts. Do you have any further thoughts to add?
Categories: Inspirational Quotes