“Let your awesome Spirit shine and your beautiful Heart sing. Who-You-Are is the greatest gift that you can give to the world. … Susanne
There’s always someone who has an opinion about how you should run your life. Perhaps it’s because their own life is running along less than stellar paths … or maybe it’s because they don’t know how to fix what’s wrong with theirs … or may it’s simply because you remind them of their annoying Aunt Fay: … whatever the reason it seems to be easer to point their finger outwards than look inwards.
I think that we’ve all had our moments of wondering what on Earth was wrong with that other person. The difference between the way I used to be and now is simply a change in my follow-up reactions. These days that first question is usually followed by a chuckle and the cryptic-to-anyone-who-doesn’t-know-me comment: “Mirror!”
If you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about … I’m of the belief that pretty much everyone we meet is a mirror for us. Sometimes they show us how we used to behave. At other times we get a sneak preview of how life will be if we continue acting a certain way … and then there’s the mirror that simply reflects back how we are right now.
I find the whole people-mirror thing to be really awesome. If I’m being less than wonderful I get to see myself “out there”. Likewise if Miss Perky and I are dancing, laughing and sharing Life’s bounty we get to see that reflected back too. This simple tool helps to keep me on track and on my good days .. which are way more frequent now .. let’s me see and appreciate the awesome Spirit who rests in the heart of me. So … the next time you and Life are wandering around the mall keep your eyes peeled for people-mirrors … and remember to let Life point out all of the beautiful parts of you that always make It smile.
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone