Whoever believes that the All itself is deficient is (himself) completely deficient.
Gospel of Thomas, verse 67.
This can be seen as referring to projections.
What I see in the world says more about me than the world. In a conventional sense, it says a lot about me and little about the world. In a real sense, it says all about me and nothing about the world.
What I relate to and talk about is my own world of images.
When I take a story as true, I will inevitably see something or someone as deficient, yet the deficiency is right here in taking the story as true.
And the qualities and characteristics I see in the wider world is what I recognize from right here, whether I notice or not.
- we see ourselves, how we see the world reflects our view of the world (insights, confusions)
- we see our own world of images
- shadow, projections