Many times in our lives we meet people that are a "mirror" for us. What does that really mean? They reflect back to us our own unhealed wounds by telling us things we don't want to hear or by doing things we don't like. Part of the reason that is such a trigger, is that we have that same issue on some level. When we don't want to look in the mirror at our self, the universe is resourceful at finding someone that will be that mirror for us. Luckily, there is an easier route to this healing without creating more pain. Unfortunately, I had to learn the hard way, and that's true for a lot of us.
When I first took an acting class, one of the things that was suggested was doing mirror work. Looking at yourself in the mirror, while you played the part. I've also been told that is a great idea for other "performance-based" interactions with others. Then, why is this not a life skill that we are taught when we are young. Ahh.. but it is .. when we see our mom putting makeup on in the morning.. or Dad getting a clean shave... all the things we do to "make" ourselves beautiful and/or handsome. There is nothing wrong with putting our best selves to the world by way of enhancing or fine tuning our beauty. My question is... where is the soul in all this? Do we truly notice our soul.. when we spend time with ourselves in the mirror?
When was the last time you looked in the mirror and spent more than 1 minute gazing in your eyes, and telling your soul... "I love you" or "thank you for being you."
It is practically unheard of most of society, because it could be considered narcissistic at worst. A deep soul self-love is anything, but narcissistic. It is a passion for ourselves, and it is important that we truly love ourselves, whether we have a partner or not. By regularly looking in the mirror into the eyes of your soul, and being with yourself in-love, you can quickly go from your own worst enemy to your biggest cheerleader.
I invite you today... to be with yourself in the mirror. look lovingly into your own eyes, and say "I love you and thank you for being you."