Living from the Inside, Out

Many women, dear reader, will react to a problem in their life by attempting to directly change the external factors that are involved.


Long ago in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia women understood the importance of our feminine soul.:


For example, if a child, friend, lover, or coworker isn’t behaving the way she desires them to, she reacts by either ordering the person involved to change or by complaining and arguing about the undesired behavior.

While simply suppressing one’s feelings and saying or doing nothing doesn’t work, neither does this.

And the reason it doesn’t work is because such a reaction comes out of not understanding that your world is simply a reflection of who you are, and that the only thing you can control  directly is yourself, never the world outside of you.

It’s as though you are looking at the events of life through a mirror, and when you don’t like what you see, you attempt to change what is in the reflection, rather than the source, which will in turn change the reflection.


Blush and Bubblegum:


This is all a bit abstract, but try it for yourself – the next time there is something in your world you aren’t happy with, stop and figure out what is inside of you that is causing that to show up, and once you identify it, you’ll have the power to change both it and the reflection in your world.

There is a common parable that captures this phenomenon well:

A man who was traveling came upon a farmer working in his field and asked him what the people in the next village were like. The farmer asked “What were the people like in the last village you visited?” The man responded “They were kind, friendly, generous, great people.” “You’ll find the people in the next village are the same,” said the farmer.
Another man who was traveling to the same village came up to the same farmer somewhat later and asked him what the people in the next village were like. Again the farmer asked “What were the people like in the last village you visited?” The second man responded, “They were rude, unfriendly, dishonest people.” “You’ll find the people in the next village are the same,” said the farmer.

Best of luck, dear reader! (:


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20 thoughts on “Living from the Inside, Out

  1. Though I know the metaphysical principle of which you spesk to be true, still I find myself occasionally engaging in a wrestling match with my beloved, pointing my finger at his undesirable behavior, asking for what I want instead.

    Sometimes, it is a past mis-step like the one I made in choosing a certain mate out of the need to feel protected, for example that becomes our best teacher, time after time reminding me to own my own power, to stop giving it away.

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  2. Thank you…this post goes well with the situation in which we are dealing with a flatmate who is not cleaning after herself and it gets more annoying day by day.
    In the end of the day it is very simple:
    If you can’t change sth then accept it.
    If you can change sth then do it!

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  3. Wonderful Post! I had written a post which was along the same lines as your post, then I came across your post straight after! Love it when things like that happen. Thank you for this post!

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  4. THIS is thought-provoking and highly enlightening. Me and my woman were debating each paragraph trying to understand things as we went as well as enjoying the mystery of how we would think of things once the end was read. This is awesome. Thank you. It’s going to help me in days to come, as I figure more of myself out to defeat the image in the mirror, and move forward positively.

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  6. This was very interesting but very insightful and the images used are beautiful.

    To think I have been trying to change my sons behaviour and if I apply this to my current situation, I need to change me.

    Thank you for sharing x

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  7. A “like” leads to a click and I find this site which I determine, at first glance, is meant for someone else, not me. For the most part, that’s true. But the parable at the end of this post is a universal truth. Even though I’m a Neanderthal with unrefined tastes, I appreciate the depth of the beauty to be found here. I shall return.

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