I just read something great on this website -- http://jeremytaylor.com/ -- and thought I would share it. One of Dr. Taylor's articles talks about projection. In summary, he states that whenever you encounter a situation in the world that touches or moves you in any way (positively or negatively) it is a projection -- if you didn't have the emotional structure in your own psyche that corresponds to the situation in the world then you wouldn't even notice it. It is because you already have it within you that it catches your attention.
He suggests a way to re-own one's projections. Whenever you encounter something that touches or moves you in any way you should stop and say to yourself, "I am that too."