Seeing Yourself In The Mirror
Updated: Jan 10
Do you ever stop to look at yourself in the mirror?
I’m not talking about doing your hair or to check yourself out in your new threads. I’m talking about stopping to really see yourself for who you are.
To see through the pretence, the role you might be playing and to connect with and confront whatever it is that might be going on inside.
Sometimes staying busy is a way of avoiding having to confront the reality of you or your situation.
It’s easy to project whatever is going on inside onto others.
It’s easy to make excuses.
It’s easy to complain.
It’s easy to stay just busy enough so you never really have to deal with it.
Truth is a sword that cuts right through everything. And sometimes the truth hurts.
It’s hard to face up to the fact your life may seem inadequate to you.
That you haven’t lived up to your own expectations.
That you’re scared
That you’re holding on to stuff that doesn’t serve you or add any real value to your life.
On the other hand, learning gratitude and enjoying your own company;
Liking your self; and accepting your vulnerabilities - is hard and sometimes very painful.
But sometimes breaking is the only way to break through.
Unless you’re able to accept some basic truths, unfortunately you’ll never be unable to truly let go.
So give yourself a moment to look yourself in the mirror and write down what you see.