When you look at the mirror it gives you life exactly how it is. No lens, no filter, just at face value. This is it. It’s a simple equation, but we forget the ways in which it applies, and sometimes even see ourselves as an exception where the formula doesn't apply.
My friend Stephanie Zee once told me that, "when you judge others in life it has nothing to do with them and everything to do with you, meaning that you project your own insecurities and issues onto others". If that’s the case, which I believe it’s true, then we can see how honestly life reflects back to you what you put out.
So if you want to receive kindness, be kind. If you want to be loved, love first. If you want others to be patient with you, start by being patient with them.
We’ve gotten in our heads that this world is unpredictable and inconsistent, but the universal laws that we live within have never changed. While we can only perceive the world through our brain’s interpretation of our 5 senses, I fully believe that there are other universal laws that we are susceptible to. This is one of them.
Life is a mirror. What you put in is what you get out. So why not choose to add to your life the qualities that you know will serve you? Lead with kindness and from a place of support, and you’ll find it will return in the most important ways.