It seems to me he's saying much more
than that we change our opinions of others (which is no small thing in itself) when we change ourselves.
Note how he said Erin sort of reflexively got more free to work on neatness when Steve tended to his own knittin'.
This is the real stuff, IMO. The implications of this are revolutionary.
If I'm not mistaken, this ties in with what was brought up on this thread: http://www.stevepavlina.com/forums/p...therapist.html
| By outback, Yesterday, 06:31 PM |
Everytime you see something that is not in alignment with what you think should be, there is something to change on the inside? On the other hand, if everything was always in alignment (balance of inside and outside), then how would you grow at all?
Well, maybe The Probablist is a lot further along than the rest of us, and is beyond having reactions to the world. I don't doubt that a bit, and can only say, how wonderful!
Most of the rest of us still do have emotional reactions, and these are clues to stuff inside us which, when processed, leads to more growth and freedom--for ourselves and others.
Actually, this idea is in the Bible and Buddhism and probably most everywhere, but it really never hit me square in the eye until I read about Dr. Len, "The World's Most Unusual Therapist." (Thanks, MindReality!)
I'm not proactive like Steve (he is gradually building a fire under me), but already I see that I create much less drama
in my life simply by observing that people are only mirroring my stuff
. I think this may be Steve's most important blog ever.
But I wouldn't want him lookin' in my filing cabinets either.