Life is like a mirror, smile at it, and it smiles back at you. -Peace Pilgrim
I am working on a new exercise. It’s one for the face called a smile. I am cursed with the Miller frown. I don’t even realize most of the time that I’m doing it, so if you see me frowning smile at me and I’ll give you one back. I certainly don’t frown because I’m unhappy or miserable at least most of the time I can say that. I think I have a combination of things going on here one came from an unhappy childhood when I had something to frown about, then there’s genetics, and now age, when everything begins to sage including the face. Even now, as I write this, I catch myself going into that frown that comes about when I’m concentrating on something.
I remember the day I married Tom. I was smiling so much that by the end of the day, my face hurt. As with all exercises, no pain, no gain as they say. So, I read that the best way to do this exercise is to have a mirror nearby so you can catch yourself at a glance. It’s a kind of hard to do that. So, I’ve decided to let life be my mirror reflection. My smile is the practice, and your smile is the strength I gain!
I’m learning how the things I think, read, entertain and focus on have a lot to do with basically everything in my life. My mind is like a magnet and whatever I think about I draw to myself, whether it be a positive or negative outcome. A great example for myself is when I get caught up in the politic retoric going on. Once I entertain the thoughts the magnet starts to pull forth all the negativity that’s swirling around in it. I begin to feel the grab of its pull, and once it’s attached itself to me I want to know more even though deep down inside I know I don’t want to feel the way it makes me feel. I’m searching for something good where no good can be found. So I have to turn it off, stop reading about it, stop talking about it and change my thinking about it. Then and only then can I begin to attract something better by focusing on the things I can do for the greater good of myself because then I become a reflection for the greater good of all.
The only thing that can help you is yourself. Because it is you who reflects the image in the mirror. -Ernest Holmes
Here I am with another reflective mirror scenario. Mainly because the whole concept brings everything that’s going on in our life right back to us. It’s all about what I’m thinking, doing, and how I’m reacting to the things outside of myself.
Realistically, we can’t look in the mirror to find answers. It’s simple there to remind us that wherever we are, in mind, body and spirit,we are right here, now! And the only person who can do anything about you, is the person starring back, your reflection in the mirror.
I don’t know about you but it gives me a sense of control and power in my life. I stop looking outside of myself for what my problems are, and begin to take responsibility for what I’ve created. Sometimes the changes we need to make feel too hard. That’s when I wish someone else could fix things for me, or tell me what I’m doing wrong. While others can observe our actions, and tell us what they think. We must see it for ourselves before we can change it. We hold the power within ourselves to become the authentic person we were created to be.