whatever challenges you also offers you an opportunity to grow

words & photo by me

the things you dislike most about others
are the very same things
you secretly loathe about yourself.

notice where your anger towards others starts to flare,
and you’ll also find a truth about your inner self.

our triggers are revealing.

perhaps it’s a jealousy or an impatience,
or a behaviour that bothers you,
because deep down
you know it resembles your own.

whatever challenges you
also offers you an opportunity to grow.

acknowledge, surrender and accept
the truths about yourself you ignore,
and you can begin to move beyond them,
and be troubled by them no more.

brian thompson