The truth be told, we are reflected in each other.
The people we like and to whom we are drawn,
Reflect the qualities we like about ourselves,
Or wish to cultivate in ourselves.
The people we despise, or from whom we choose to retreat,
Reflect the things we do not like of ourselves,
Or wish to eradicate from ourselves.
We should be concerned, not with the people we like.
But with those we despise, and from whom we shy away.
For when we have learned the essence driving our behavior,
We have begun opening our minds,
To the qualities we ‘cherish’, in ourselves.
George McD Lynch