Self Reflection - who do you see when you look in the mirror?
Who are you looking at?
On some level or another, all of us are seeking ourselves whether we know it or not.
We live in a house of mirrors
and think we are looking out the windows
~ Fritz Perls
Take a moment to think about what this sentence on self reflection means for you.
Because we keep on looking out the windows, many of us take forever to realize that we are looking at ourselves mirrored back to us by others and by the events of our life.
This saying about self reflection helps us to become empowered.
If we see that our negative feelings towards others are reflecting back to ourselves our own sense of negativity then we can do something to help ourselves forward. By continuously looking out the window and putting the 'blame' on others we fail to utilize all the power in the moment.
You cant read any of the articles on authentic-self.com without coming across this saying which is the paradox of our seeking.
Who we are looking for is who is looking ~
Francis of Assisi
This journey towards authenticity is not for the faint hearted!
There are monsters hiding around every corner and they are mostly the monsters of our own making - our ego self and all its responses to our lived experiences.
A sense of authenticity is one of our deepest psychological needs, and people are more hungry for it than ever. Even so, being true to oneself is not for the faint of heart.
I encourage you to read this article by Karen Wright from Psychology Today Magazine
Self Reflection - Dare to Be Yourself!Dare to be Yourself
by Karen Wright - Psychology Today Magazine
It starts innocently enough, perhaps the first time you recognize your own reflection.
You're not yet 2 years old, brushing your teeth, standing on your steppy stool by the bathroom sink, when suddenly it dawns on you: That foam-flecked face beaming back from the mirror is you.
You. Yourself. Your very own self............
What is Our Self Identity?
Within us all lies the deep yearning to know and to be known. From this comes the question of self identity, who am I? This question lies at the root of all searching on the journey towards meaning and purpose for our lives.
Our self perception determines our behavior - if we think we are inadequate, we act that way. If we think we are splendid, we act that way.
The pathway forward towards happiness and authenticity is not determined by something outside ourselves. Its determined by our own thinking, our own inner process, our self perception.
So if our way forward feels blocked, it is blocked by the way we perceive ourselves, by our fears and how they cause us to act toward ourselves. We take forward with us our unhealed inner negative perceptions and recreate the same situations over and over.
Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate ~
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We live in a house of mirrors and think we are looking out the windows
~ Fritz Perls
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