I am fascinated by the comparisons people make about themselves. Ever heard yourself saying ”I am like…” or maybe you see yourself looking like someone or even something. That may create within you a good or a bad feeling as you make that comparison. I recall after watching ‘Casino Royale’ I left the cinema wanting to be just like James Bond. That made me feel good.
Yet equally, we make comparisons or even statements about ourselves that do not help us. I bet you know what I mean. These metaphors of life, both good and bad, have a massive impact on the way we live our lives. Potentially the metaphor can begin to define who we are. They provide the filter through which we come to view ourselves and possibly even the way we invite others to view us too.
I recently met someone who had a fear of flying. She thought it was really stupid to have this fear. Indeed, she told everyone she came across how stupid she was to have this fear. It did not surprise me that she managed to hold onto this fear for many years.
So, as you look once more into the mirror, what do you see? If what you see, or what the voices in your head are saying, are things that do not serve you, how about changing them? Why not be like someone you admire, or aspire to? Why not be comfortable being who you are right now? Be happy and relaxed and feel exquisite about yourself. Be flexible with the metaphors that you use, change them to suit the circumstances. Have fun with them. You will be pleasantly surprised at how much joy the mirror can reflect…