You love your neighbour as yourself, when you love yourself

What you think people think about you is exactly that, namely what you think.

What you think people think about you is exactly that, namely something that you think. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

»The greatest prison people live in, is the fear of what other people think«

This is a typical quote posted on the internet by so-called alternative people, who claim to be into self-realisation, though they hardly know anything about what is going on in themselves, but apparently a lot about others, whom they want to help becoming better.

Nobody can make you fearful, because of what they think. Nobody has that power, unless you choose to be a victim of what you exclude from yourself as others, so that they and not you are to be blamed for your state of mind.

Yet it is all happening in you, so if you think, you are afraid of what other people think, you are wrong. What you really are afraid of is how you interpret, what you think other people think.

»Love your neighbour as you love yourself«. Mark 12:31.

It is all about you, and nobody else. If you hate yourself, you will interpret everything, that seems to come your way as expressions of hate – and if you love yourself, everything appears to be full of love. So you love your neighbour as yourself, when you love yourself.

Denial is not a problem, if you see it as a symbol of that which is life.

Denial is not a problem, if you see it as a symbol of that which is life. In other words, there are no problems, if life is what you are looking for. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The conclusion of this article is in no way, that you must stop blaming others. On the contrary, because doing so is the fastest way to see, what you have displaced yourself from – and seeing that is a way to bring back home what is yours. In the article The YOU finger and the three ME fingers you can read about how each time you point a finger towards somebody else, three fingers are pointing towards yourself.

A shortcut to bringing it all home is to see everything experienced as symbols of that which is life. This does not mean, that you actually need to face each and every experience from the past. You can go on denying them, as long as you also see denial as a symbol of that which is life.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #2.1 Seeing symbols of non-duality in a world of duality.

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