“All that you see out in front of you is how you feel inside your head.”
We often project our fears, worries and anxieties onto others… According to Wikipedia, psychological projection is a defence mechanism in which the human ego defends itself against unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.
I often try to pause and try my best to notice whether what I’m saying is justified or is simply a projection. I also try to pay close attention to things that trigger me in others as they shine some light onto my shadow (pun intended). To read more about the shadow and my thoughts on how it can be explored in a healthy way via exploring BDSM, please follow this link: https://www.spiritsexlab.com/2018/09/18/connection-self-lower-self-shadow/
How often do you engage in projection? What part of your shadow do you usually project onto others?