What you think people think about you is a mental projection that keeps your perception in line with the beliefs you are holding.
People are to you however you are making them out to be. They are expressions of energy which you interpret according to your personal ideas (self image).
Being a peaceful warrior is not about reflecting back to ‘others’ that which you have taken personally. It’s about disregarding all mental ‘reason’ to make the ‘other’ wrong, and instead courageously observing the denied self beliefs that have just been revealed to you.
The intent to offer someOne a reflection of what you perceive to be heavy/dark/dissonant energy only resists the Light in your own world. As the ego is inflated with self-important thoughts in the belief that ‘unholy’ people outside of you can be corrected by you – you are invariably being led to perceive more instances of people being in need of correction.
The peaceful warrior cuts through the delusion that there are ‘others’, thus allowing love to be the prevailing expression.
A strong human Will is what makes the ego a competent servant, but the ego cannot serve two masters. Either our Will is employed to follow the call of spirit for the expansion of the soul, or it serves the concept of individual self by repeating existing patterns of mind in recreating what is already known.
As a conduit for spirit, the ego is in a constant state of bliss because it is consolidated with the infinite Self. But left to its own devices, the ego accumulates layer upon layer of deprivation and dis-ease.
It’s impossible for anyone to be a conduit for spirit unless they have faith in the unknown. But because the unknown is unreasonable, the mind resists it with thoughts of fear and worry.
If we believe in self-limiting thoughts, we remain stuck in the known as we further validate the habits that create vibratory discord between the psyche and the soul. False beliefs have no power unless we lack faith in the unseen, and they easily dissolve when we develop the faith that comes from exposing our doubts to the Light of consciousness.
But being faithful is not without sacrifice. The old self image must be repeatedly sacrificed in order to keep changing in rhythm and flow with the ever evolving call of spirit.
Spirit always calls us to be more than we already are, and that is uncomfortable for the ego because it is programmed to resist what it does not know. In every moment that we accept reason to convince ourselves that we cannot be, do or have what we want, our Will is tuned to the mind and thus it is resisting the unlimited essence of spirit.
The mental habit of fear is the cause of all egocentric self doubt, self victimization, self importance and self confidence. Only when we integrate the understanding that the human ego is nothing more than a concept of mind, do we begin to resolve our fear and live as the expression of our Being.
The real You is always ready and willing to be the master of your life – just as soon as you take that leap of faith in releasing your grip on the old self image that no longer serves your purpose. Direct your Will to serve your infinite Self through your willingness to be new in this moment, and deliver yourself to the flow of Divine blessings for this lifetime.