often without our awareness.
When we touch something unlovely in ourselves—
fear, anger, jealousy, shame, disgust—
we tend to withdraw emotionally
and direct our attention elsewhere.
But denying how we feel,
or projecting our fears and faults onto others,
only drives a wedge between us
and the people we yearn to be close to.
~ Christopher Germer
(Clinical Psychologist, Mindfulness Teacher)