“The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion; and so let all young persons take their choice.”
― William Makepeace Thackeray,
Just as we cannot run from our shadows,
We cannot hide from our reflection.
Your life is a funhouse full of fluctuating mirrors.
Picking apart your every angle.
Displaying dimensions of yourself you’ve yet to explore.
Leaving no blemish blurred, obscured or concealed.
The main attraction no matter which direction you turn,
Will always be YOU.
In this space we must make peace with feeling vulnerable.
Magnetism means that we will continuously attract echoes of our own likeness, (even the likenesses we don’t like so much)
Experiencing ourselves through glimmers and glimpses of other people, personalities, places and perspectives.
Magnetism will mercilessly threaten to reveal our unpacked baggage, undealt with emotions, not so nice character hiccups, skeletons in the closet and whatever else about ourselves we wish to ignore.
Here is the part where you philosophically disrobe.
Get naked in the dark and be prepared to turn the lights on. Symbolically speaking.
Consider this in complete honesty with yourself.
Whatever we dislike, we share commonalities with.
Those commonalities are only visible once we remove the ego and there we will find ourselves.
Another layer peeled back, dead skin shedding and closer to aligning with our higher selves.
Time to get messy.
Let it all hang out.
Have you ever realized that you cyclically attract similar problematic people into your life?
Mirrors of yourself that you have refused to look in will continuously find you.
What I have ostracized and condemned the most about my father, I too am guilty of doing.
Reflection and there I am. Mirror
What I find tirelessly frustrating about each one of my animals, I too am guilty of doing.
My dog can be annoyingly needy. One of my cats is manipulative to get attention and the other is irrationally reactionary when she’s intimidated. One bird is wild, untamed, stubborn and the other will fawk with you for fun.
ALL reflections and there I am. Mirror.
My grandmother can be paranoid which causes her stagnancy. Mirror
My next-door neighbor has multiple personalities and talks to herself. Mirror
My mother has entertained lovers she saw no viable future with. Mirror
I follow strippers on Instagram because I used to be one and miss the lifestyle at times. Mirror
At any given point you wish to attract something different
Do something different
Let wounds heal
Make peace with your past
The mirrors change
Once we can fix the cracks, clean the smudges and mend the missing pieces…
It’s easier to love the person we see looking back at us.
Become the person you want to see reflections of.
What mirrors are you avoiding looking into?
“People of the world don’t look at themselves, and so they blame one another”