Finding a Good Mirror

by | Sep 18, 2012 | Cultural Creativity

Our Mirrors
Good mirrors matter. It’s important that I see myself as I truly am. It’s good for my heart and for my growth to have an accurate picture of who I am.

So I’m learning to be a wiser shopper when it comes to mirrors. Just any old reflection of me will no longer do. I’m getting serious about the mirrors I choose to use.

Finding the good mirrors, I’ve learned, is easier when I am clear on what a true reflection of me might look like.

Then I can confidently say “in this mirror I look fatter than I am”. Or “in this mirror I feel like too much of a caretaker”. Or “in this mirror I appear less whole than I actually am”. By knowing what I want to see reflected back at me, it’s easier for me to spot the mirror that shows me as “the funny and clever person full of love” that I am.

After all a mirror can only reflect what it knows, what it feels capable of showing, and what it chooses to see. A good mirror it will have no trouble showing me as I truly am, reflecting back the whole of me. While other mirrors, perhaps more cracked, may prefer not to reflect certain things. In their reflection, if I stay conscious, I might find my colour is muddled, or a strand of my hair is missing. In some part of their reflection I am something less than whole.

It makes sense that a mirror that does not feel complete itself can not reflect back completeness in me. It’s own feelings of lack create distorted reflections of others as less-than-whole too.

That’s why it’s important for me to find good mirrors, those who see themselves as complete — they are capable of reflecting the same truth onto me.

photo credit: nualabugeye

Tara Joyce

Written by Tara Joyce

Just before starting this blog, I decided to start my own business. I realized I needed to in order to have the life I desired. This blog is a reflection of my innerpreneurial journey. MORE ABOUT ME
pay what it's worth by tara joyce

To tickle your fancy…

But What Words?

But What Words?

I am not with them. I am without. I witness the world being birthed anew. I know nothing more. I feel so much more. And so, I am without words. Unable to...

Resolving Our Past

Resolving Our Past

We need to resolve our past, so we can expose our truth and move forward with our lives. We are drowning in our unresolved emotions. Unrecognized, they weigh...

Finding a Good Mirror

By Tara Joyce Time to Read: 1 min