Don’t you love the taste of fresh orange juice? Not the boxed variety? Freshly squeezed oranges…..But that’s not what this post is about! 😉
There are times when we can get quite carried away with people – their appearance, their words and sometimes their actions too. It’s only after you’ve interacted with them for a little longer do they begin to reveal their true selves. Often times we are quite taken aback by who they really are.
Perhaps, it’s not their mistake at all. They are who they are. It is we who had expectations of them, with out getting to know them more deeply.
In the wise words of Wayne Dyer:
When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out – because that’s what’s inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside.
Rather than focusing on other people, I want to turn this around to reflect on myself.
Do I really know myself within?
Do I have certain perceptions about myself that are not really correct?
How do I respond when faced with problems or in difficult situations?
More importantly, am I being authentic and true to myself and my calling? Am I investing my time in resources on things that will help me to be myself more fully?
Or am I expecting ‘orange juice’ when I’m really a pineapple? 😉