Happy Friday! It’s been said in a really important book that before you remove the beam from your neighbors eye, try removing the plan from your own eye first. I always thought that was a caution to refrain from judging others. While I think it is, I’m understanding now that it’s also about recognizing that what you see in another just may be a reflection of you.
I was reminiscing with a friend about how my dad had a time reconciling that he had money and didn’t have to scrape to make ends meet. It was funny watching him until I really empathized with him. I understand that he struggled because while he had become financially well-off, he was still mentally in a space of lack. I also recognized that while I didn’t do that financially, I did do that in my relationships. It’s interesting to see where that lack mindset shows up–and it does show up for a lot of us. Where has it shown up for you?