<![CDATA[”Tat Tvam Asi - translated as “ That Thou Art” is one of the “ Mahavakyas ( Great Truths)- in Hinduism. There are probably many esoteric interpretations of this but what I find most useful is to understand it as the Tolle quote says - that the world outside me reflects the world inside me.
Do you resonate with the title?
I associate this quote with the saying in the Hindu Scripture – Chandyoga Upanishad – ” Tat Tvam Asi” translated as ‘ That thou Art”.
In the broadest sense – this refers to each of us being reflections of the divine; in an everyday sense for me, it means – that – the outside – reflects you – the inside.
Have you noticed that on the days that you beat yourself up about not being good enough – you find evidence in the world that tells you that you are not good enough? This will come from co-workers or significant others, friends, or children – if not specifically in words, the sense of not being good enough will be reinforced through circumstances that make the voice of your critic louder.
However, the beautiful thing about this title is that the opposite is true as well.
Thus, as you build yourself up inside, you will begin to see that reflected back to you as well.
I have been on a long journey that has focused on building me up from the inside. Every so often I feel I have made what felt like quantum leaps. Despite the fact that I have multiple graduate degrees ( 3 Masters & a doctorate), I still felt inadequate in my profession. My inner critic was powerful and great at minimizing my successes and magnifying my failures.
A few years ago, I signed up to get certified as a “ Tapping into Wealth Coach”. As a result of this training, I have really shifted my inner space. I recognize my value. I see that I am smart. I know that I am an invaluable resource to many, not least my children & my husband. One of my practices over the past several months has been to acknowledge and celebrate this about myself as I tap my acupressure points. I have felt a genuine shift in my inner architecture.
The universe set up a demonstration of the “ Tat Tvam Asi” principle, for me :). Over the past week, I have had a colleague tell me how intelligent I was and how much she valued my contribution to the team. In over two decades of professional interactions, that is the first time I have heard that from a colleague. A no-holds-barred compliment – that was not hedged with any but or ifs. I implicitly believe that that is a reflection of how much work I have done on myself. A cherry of the validation cake? Yesterday, a friend said to me, “ Sree you are one of a kind! I really admire you!”
As my sense of my value and worth increases inside, the world outside reflects that back to me.
Would you like to change the architecture inside you to see it reflected back to you?
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