What’s your relationship like with your mirror?
I ask, because a lot of people don’t have a good relationship with theirs.
You might spend as little time as possible in front of it, because to look in the mirror can feel like vanity. But it also might be because we don’t like the voice inside it; the one that seems to echo all the things we don’t like about ourselves.
When we look in the mirror, we can see things we think are wrong. Instead of looking at our reflection and saying things like “I’m doing my best”, “I’m a good person at heart” or just “my hair looks nice today” we’ll find the flaws almost immediately.
In the video I’ve included below, Kelly is a burns survivor. From a young age she thought the mirror was telling her all the reasons she’d never have the life she wanted to live.
But the mirror was wrong. Kelly went on to live a happy and fulfilling life, once she realised the voice in the mirror wasn’t someone else’s – it was hers. When she started being kind to herself, her view of the world changed.
This week, set the intention to Challenge the Mirror. Create words or phrases to use when you see your reflection, that nourish and empower you. Take a little longer to look at the face in front of you, to see who you really are, and view your face as a map of where your heart has been. And most of all, remember to be kind to yourself with everything you say.
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