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Reflection

What does that mean to you?

When you catch your reflection in the mirror or in a window, what’s your first reaction?

Do you quickly turn away?

Do you scrutinize it, and judge every imperfection?

Do you avoid making the connection at all?

Do you stop, pause, and just observe?

Looking back on my own life I can honestly tell you, I’ve done all the above.

Here's the interesting thing. It was easy to avoid, runaway, or even harshly judge myself in a mirror or window, and yet I never connected the "reflective" component in my relationships (work, friendship, family, romantic), yet the same outcome played out. 😲

Depending on where I was emotionally that would reflect back to me and I would react accordingly.

React with shame

React with guilt

React with disgust

React with hate

React with self-loathing

React with fear

React with anxiousness

React with sadness

Can you imagine how much I avoided my reflection?

God forbid someone would capture a picture of me because if I saw that image I would scrutinize and judge that girl so HARSHLY.

Did she have talent? Yes

Was she smart? Yes

Was she resourceful? Yes

Was she funny? Yes