Our “mirrors” (those who reflect aspects of us back to ourselves) aren’t necessarily cosmic punishment unless you choose to receive them that way.
They’re an opportunity to see who we are from another point of view. They help us understand who we are and how we contribute to others’ life stories.
They reveal and grant us the choice to be someone else or more of the same; the choice to reject or embrace; the choice to martyr or forgive.
A chance to be with ourselves through others.