I got a compliment today; that always feels good.
Yet I can see her own wisdom! Since I can, I can’t help wondering, do we not see it in ourselves? and is it useful to have someone to project wisdom upon? I look at my own life and how very much I wanted a mentor, someone who could look out for me and teach me what was necessary. There was a snugness about it all, and I could see someone who looks now the way I would like to, at some distant time.
Our culture furnishes some of these mentor figures, I think, contrary to popular opinion. I hear a lot about the lack of mentoring. Maybe. I managed to find a few.
Just the same, it is nice for the old ego to receive such a projection. To be trusted as a mentor of some kind makes me feel rather useful! I will take it.