Mirror, Mirror on the Wall


When you look in the mirror what do you see?

Some days it’s not easy.

You look at your reflection in the mirror and feel an onslaught of thoughts, many of them negative as the lizard brain sings its song of seduction.

Maybe you barely look, glancing just long enough to comb your hair, brush your teeth or apply make-up.

Or maybe you use one of those scary magnifying mirrors so that all you can see are your parts.

eyes. . .brows. . .nose. . .ears. . .lips. . .teeth. . .skin. . . limbs

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” – Rumi

And you are irritated by those parts; the ones you judge and assess, or compare against others.


Do you ever really see YOU?

Some days it’s not easy.

I know. I get it. But I have a different view.

I see the you that you rarely see. I see the part that burns, waiting to erupt and unleash the full force of who you are.

That you? Is whole and complete and has no comparison.

And that you is so easy to love.


If you could only see what I see. . .

You might begin to love the skin you’re in.

You could imagine a new future like never before.

You might even fall in love with your Self.


“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” – Hafiz

Just for today – look beyond all your parts.

See the whole – mind, body and spirit.

See the beauty – that stares back from your eyes.

Just for today – see your value.

You have a gift to offer the world, and now is the time to give it.


Over to you:

  • Spend a minute or two with yourSelf in the mirror.
  • Look closely, first at the parts; then step back and see the whole you.
  • Notice your reactions.



Prompted by A Year With Myself, a year-long adventure in empowerment.