Every time I had an encounter with one manager in particular, it left a bad taste in my mouth. He always rubbed me the wrong way. He was brash, critical, confrontational, always working towards objectives, and broke everything (including people) down into numbers. He wanted everything done now. This worked really well in a business setting, especially as a manager. He just didn’t come across to me as nice or caring, which I held in higher regard. It wasn’t until I started taking a look deep inside myself that I realized we are very a like. The characteristics that pushed me away from him were things I pushed away from myself. I could have easily have been him. Every interaction with him was me interacting with my repressed self. The self that was pushed down from being taught to be nice and patient and to put peoples feeling above business.
I started seeing myself in everyone and everyone in myself. I took one step closer to feeling the oneness that is the Universe. We are closer than brothers and sisters.
“Strangers passing in the street, by chance to separate glances meet, and I am you and what I see is me”
–“Echoes” by Pink Floyd