Who is that person or persons in your life holding up the mirror to you – showing you where you look amazing and where you need some work? Most of us have several people holding up mirrors for us to see ourselves clearly, but there is always a couple of people that really get up close and personal and show us every detail of our being. Those are mirrors magnified and they are the biggest lessons in our lives sometimes.
I am pretty sure that my twin brother is one of those magnified mirrors. I take his life journey almost as personal as I take my own. Another mirror is my father. Then there are always the ex-significant others (two in particular) as well as my favorite uncle and not so favorite aunt. Until maybe the last six years or so, what I always saw in those mirrors were negative images of me. Isn't that what we use mirrors for? To see what is wrong? What needs to be fixed? Now, I see that mirrors have a positive use. I can look into them and see the good in me; the smile, the crazy hair, the deep dark eyes and most importantly the honest and loving soul underneath all of that. I see that in my mirrors. And, I see the beauty in those that are holding those mirrors up to me. Negative and unloving thoughts kept me from seeing this stuff before. It is amazing how a change in mindset can change your life. So the mirror experience a little better and more balanced nowadays. It makes liking and loving so much easier.
Today, when you look into the eyes/mirrors of those who you love, see beyond the ugly and the negative. Look beyond what you think needs to be fixed and see the beauty that is within and even around them. See them for what they are and who they are and love them for it.