Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

I need YOUR help!

I’ve been thinking a lot about mirrors. About what they are, who I am in them, what my relationship with them is…and lots of other questions I can’t quite put into words at the minute. Do you ever feel like your mind is a slow-baking wobbly brown mixture that looks like mush for most of its life until, for a few glorious moments, it is a delicious chocolate cake of clear, well-formed thoughts? I am very much in the mush stage with this (though I have a sneaking suspicion that in the chocolate cake stage of life, they might lead to me doing a mini-mirror fast, à la Kjerstin Gruys, just to see what life is like ‘on the other side’…hmm. Would you join in?)

All of this mush has led to me sporting the confused look that can be seen here, in this instance in the face of an actual mirror…a MULTI-mirror to add to the confusion of it all. Whilst we’re asking questions about mirrors, why does my hand look like Shrek’s in this one?! Phew.

So…I’d love to hear your thoughts. Some of you have already entered into the conversation on Twitter which has been really helpful. What is your mirror? Do you look AT it or IN it? Who are you in it? Do you like ‘that’ you? How does it treat you? How do you treat it? Does your mirror partner with anything/anyone else? And any other topics you’d like to talk about. Please tweet, email, or Facebook message me. I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts. If even if (especially if?) they, too, feel like they are in the mush stage of their existence. (And if you’d rather your thoughts remain either anonymous or entirely private, please do still share them and just let me know you don’t want them published.)

Thanks!

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One response to “Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

  1. Was challenged tonight at YF about how we often use other people as mirrors… Like we look at someone who isn’t as ‘smart’ as us and we automatically feel smart. Then a ‘smarter’ person comes along and we feel inferior compared to them. Or perhaps we are with someone and feel confident that we are ‘prettier’ or ‘more fashionable’ than them. Then another person comes along and we feel like we aren’t good enough, pretty enough or wearing nice enough clothes. It’s so sad… but unfortunately so many people’s minds work that way – mine included at times.

    Trying to remind myself of this passage:

    Galatians 6:4-5 (MSG)
    Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.

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