Mirror, mirror on the wall, what's my true Reflection?
In the fairy tale Snow White every day the Wicked Queen would ask "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?" The mirror would answer "Oh My Queen there is none fairer in the land than thee!" As long as the mirror said that she was the most beautiful of all women, all was well in her world.
Then the dreaded day finally arrived when the mirror replied that a young beauty by the name Snow White, with skin as white as snow, lips as red as the red, red rose and hair as black as ebony had surpassed the Queen's beauty. We all know how the story unfolds. In her rage, she hired a hit-man to kill Snow White.
My Life Is a Reflection of my inside.
We all have both a wicked Queen and a beautiful princess living inside of us. The wicked one, of course, is our ego and naturally, the princess is our true self.
We've at one time in our lives met that one person who is always having problems? They are always encountering rude salespeople, waitresses, crazy drivers? And it seems to ever cross their mind that maybe they are the problem?
The mirror is the world. When we look into the mirror we will see what we are. If we gaze into the mirror and we see a world full of evil, then that is because we still have some problems we need to work on. When we see a world full of beauty, love and peace then we know that we are getting closer to where we need to be.
What's My Reflection?
For a long time, I didn't know my life was a reflection of me. I just couldn't figure out what was going on with my life! Everywhere I went, people were rude, mean and nasty. I could not believe it! What was wrong, I wondered.
It took me a very long time to realize that they were just reflecting back what I felt inside but was unable to express. When I look to criticize or blame, I now know that I need to look inside and find out what it is that I am overlooking.
Later I noticed that when I felt wonderfully alive, peaceful and happy, everyone I encountered would smile at me and be very friendly and kind. The world was reflecting my positive feelings. What a nice change!