Magic mirror on the wall, who is the ________ one of all? (sic)
I often see a competition or feud, rather than people offering wisdom or heart in our exchanges. It’s frustrating, really.
The “other” is given power every time we battle with them. And it’s not them who loses. When we act badly, it’s our bad behaviour. No matter what they do, if we act wrongly, it’s us who wears it, We are only responsible for how we act.
Maybe we need to remember the first rule of domination. In order to master others, first we must master ourselves.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
So next time you try to claim that someone is leading you around by the ring in your nose, remember they have done nothing. You lost your own sense of self control. You defeated yourself. Because you tried to control them before you had yourself mastered.