Don’t you just love a good ‘ol in-depth conversation…?! It’s great when you can just sit down, share and encourage one another over some good food!
One of my favourite quotes is: “A fool learns from his mistakes, but a wise man learns from the mistakes of others”
And that’s exactly what I did last night! After a long day at work. it was refreshing to sit down with a woman with 20 extra years on me! In a world where the ‘norm’ seems to be to have a conversation via Facebook, I sat opposite face-to-face with a lady who’s life could not have been shared in 140 characters or less!
One of the biggest lessons I have learnt from those who have gone before me is having the ability to know and be yourself. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? When you make a mistake, how do you view yourself? Our mind can play some funny tricks on us, and that’s where the battle is either won or lost. You are what you think! And this is a lesson I have learnt all too well.
Now I’m not saying ‘speak it & it shall be!’ BUT I do believe that if your self worth isn’t rooted in something more stable than the words of others and your performance, then the slippery slope of low self esteem can affect you in ways you never thought it would.
I speak from experience. As a young girl who was bullied verbally, I allowed that experience to filter into other areas of my life. There was a point where I just didn’t feel confident or comfortable to speak to people & open up. Even voicing my opinion was hard as I was always afraid of what others thought of me.
“If you live for people’s acceptance you’ll die by their rejection!”
This is no way to live your life my dear reader, and the stronghold can be broken!
Mirrors don’t lie! What is reflected back to us is the truth! But next time you look into the mirror, don’t just look at the outward, look into the mirror of your soul…. If it all starts with a thought, then be honest about what you REALLY think about yourself.
Is it easy? NO! But it’s doable. It’s taken me years and I still struggle with it from time to time. The solution for me …. ? Well for me, my faith 🙂 When I see myself as God sees me, what others think doesn’t affect me.
So, I have a question for you…. Do you like what you see in the mirror? Or when you look at yourself, do you only see countless things that need changing?
Speaking over last night’s dinner paved the way for the first project of Reflections… Mirror Mirror!
Where this will go, I don’t know! But, I only hope that as each Mirror Mirror post is published, you will join me in sharing and discussing true beauty and true identity.