"Mirror, mirror, on the wall..."

Mirrors have been dated back to 6000 BC. Mirrors reflect the image of the observer. When gazing into a mirror, one will see a reflection of themselves. Mirrors are eye opening. We can see that gray hair, that new wrinkle, a beautiful smile, smudged mascara, tired eyes from a night out and so much more. We use mirrors to raise judgements about ourselves. We're not strong enough, pretty enough, kind enough, generous enough or thin enough. What if I told you mirrors are not always made of glass, but take the human form and that each person we meet is a reflection of ourselves? This notion that everyone's traits are in fact our own sounds crazy, right? Stop and think about someone you admire. What do you admire about this person? How do their actions magnify what you believe in and stand for? These are the positive qualities we often see in ourselves. The same is true for our dislikes. Take that same person, what about them is not as admirable, annoys you or makes you upset or angry? The judgements we make about them may in fact be an aspect of ourselves we do not want to express. Accepting others as part of you builds your awareness, reduces judgement, and grows the love you have for yourself and others. Let others be your mirror. Who do you want that person to be looking back at you?

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