Let’s start the week with this little quote that I saw on the Jack’s Winning Words blog today -“Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there you must first see inside of you.” (Wally “Famous” Amos) Jack went on to write – I’ve read that there’s such a thing as an x-ray mirror. What if your mirror enabled you to see your inner self? Amos is “Famous” for more than his cookies. He’s authored 9 books having a self-help theme and works with a literacy program helping thousands of adults learn to read.
Most of us spend more time than we would like to admit looking into mirrors trying to see what we think the rest of the world sees and trying to make that reflection look good. What we don’t notice in the mirrors is the rest of what the world “sees” in us. If there is ugliness within you, such as prejudices, hatred, and unfounded fears; they will shine through whatever covering we may have applied to our exterior and the world will “see” you as an ugly person that they would rather not be around. If you are at peace with yourself and the world around you; that calm will shine through as self-assurance and a welcoming radiance that the world will bask in and seek out.
So, perhaps, instead of spending minutes or hours in front of the mirror trying to make the reflection that you see there look like something that it’s not; you could spend a few moments each morning in prayer, asking God to let you be the person that He wishes you to be today – loving, caring, accepting and giving. Then, should you happen to glance in a mirror or store window later each day, you’ll see a happy, calm and loving person looking back at you. That’s a reflection of what’s inside of you coming out for the world to see and it’s a beautiful thing.
What do you see in your mirror?