Mirror, mirror on the wall…
Who is the fairest of them all?
Looking in the mirror this morning, I am sure you got to see your beautiful face. Believe it or not, you are beautiful, inside and out.
You don’t need the mirror on the wall to reflect your beauty.
Those around you also reflect your beauty. The moment you stop to appreciate the clouds or the random flower that is growing on the side of the road, or your child’s precious giggle. You are able to identify that beauty because it already exists within you.
If you had to identify your best friend in a crowd of people, you would be able to do so, because you know what they look like. You recognise aspects in others because they already exist within you.
But, what about the not so nice things that we identify in other people? The person that cuts you off in traffic that you find selfish and annoying. Is that also a reflection of what is within you?
That is perhaps not something that you really want to face, excuse the pun.
I recently had an experience where a close friend made several nasty comments to me and it upset me. I felt that they were being downright mean and rude. After I got over what they were saying, I took time to reflect what it was bringing up for me.
What part of me was offended by this and why? I realised that I am often mean and nasty to myself. I was perhaps the worst critic of myself, more so than anyone else could ever be.
Be aware of the reflections around you, both good and not so good.
Children can be very sensitive and are often a good reflection of what you are experiencing. So next time your child is acting up, take a moment to realise what is going on for you. Are you anxious which is causing them to act out?
What are your reflections telling you? What is in that you need to work on or appreciate about yourself? If it is something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Explore it. What is it within you that you need to recognise, acknowledge or work on?
If it is admiring something beautiful, take a moment to recognise that that beauty exists within you.
The world is our biggest mirror, are you prepared to recognise all that is already within you? Both good and the not so comfortable.
Regardless of what those around you reflect, you are enough just as you are.