Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mirror, Mirror

Who do you see when you look in the mirror? Are you the same person? Or are you a person who talks a good game but never lives what they say? I think we've all known people in our lives that always say the right thing & act just the right way but never really live the life they portray. Their life to a large extent is hollow & they never take the time to realize it. Do you know someone like that? Or could this person be you?

I know when I was younger that I not only knew people like this, I was one of them to large extent. I never truly wanted to look inside because I was afraid of what I might find. I really didn't like who I was because I never felt good enough. I walked through life pretending that everything was fine & that I was a great person. But when I looked in the mirror I knew the truth. I knew I was a hollow shell of a person. I knew that the way I dealt with things that happened in my life was to just bury it. The pain & hurt was hidden from view but would always come back to the surface. I stumbled through life, being very successful, but never feeling fulfilled and when something went wrong I would crash & burn. The spiral would drag me down quicker & the pain would be great. Not because of the event that just happened but because of everything that happened before.

I then decided that this way of life wasn't working for me anymore. I decided that the only way to live a fulfilling life was to look inside & deal with the pain of the past. I've written in the past about the process I went through. It wasn't easy but I learned that the past only has power over us, if we give it that power. If we're willing to let go of the pain, we can truly change our lives.

So who do you see when you look in the mirror? Know that you can be anyone you want to be. Know that nothing can hold you back, if you're willing to take the time for self discovery. We are all beautiful amazing people, stop pretending to be who you think you should be & become who you truly are!

Till tomorrow,


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pr0udmom0f3 said...

Some major thoughts to ponder on this one! WOOOOW....I've been there. I know of a few people that have been too, and some that are STILL there.

Timberwolf123 said...

Hi Melissa, yes I think we all create different reflections of ourselves based on what we think we should be but if we learn to love ourselves & discover who we truly are that's all we ever need. Each one of us has a life's purpose & the only way to discover it is by becoming who we truly are.



Tony Anders said...

I knew it was time to address this issue when I not only did not like what I saw in the mirror, but I did not even want to look into it any longer. It took time to realize one of the biggest supporters I had available was looking back at me all along. Great post!

Timberwolf123 said...

Thanks Tony, I appreciate the comment. I agree that we can be our best ally but only if we can get past our EGO. Saw you have a new post about the Lao Tzu quote I love (did a blog on it a couple of months ago)...I'll read it tomorrow.



TirzahLaughs said...

Why do my comments keep disappearing? Dunno.

The most important word in your essay is 'decision'.

YOu decided.

It didn't pick you.

Which is where most people stumble.

Frank C. said...

"When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you king for a day.
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself -- see what that person has to say."
In past times I could recite that entire poem. It had 4 or 5 verses and was very inspirational. I think it was called, "The Man in the Glass".
Nice post, Bill.


Anonymous said...

Some very good thoughts! I have always hated mirrors, just like most people.

It is in these mirrors that we see imperfection, but God doesn't make trash, and that is something that I have to remind myself. :)

Canyn said...

Isn't life strange and fascinating?
There was a time I didn't like the person I saw in the mirror because "she" didn't fit the mold I wanted her to fit into. Looking inside instead of out helped.
Love always.

Canyn said...

I can't imagine you as a shell of a person. You just didn't see the real, beautiful you inside, that's all. Just had to tell you how wonderful I think your posts are and how they reflect the lovable person who writes them.