In Frankly Friday

In life you encounter many mirrors. 

Mirrors are people and things that give you glimpse of yourself; the parts you like and the parts you don’t. 

Mirrors can come in many forms:

  • Cameras that reveal your physical appearance 
  • Financial statements & bank balances 
  • Encountering an old friendship that ended badly
  • Your kids behavior
  • The cleanliness of your home
  • People who have what you want
  • People who want what you have 
  • Someone you’ve wronged 
  • Someone who has wronged you
  • The anniversary date of goals you set
  • Scales, doctors, and blood tests 
  • A relationship that continues to smolder
  • Social media of all kinds
  • People you know are telling you the truth for your own good

When you encounter a mirror you don’t like, you have two options:

  1. Run away from it
  2. Run towards it

The first choice is easy now and hard later. 

The second choice is hard now and easy later. 

The second is the choice that will free you if you only have the courage to ask:

  • Why don’t I like the person this mirror is showing me?
  • What lies have I told, and what lies am I believing about that person?
  • What is the truth?
  • What would the best version of me do with that truth?
  • What decision must I make now?

The truth you find may require you to make a change—or it may just require that you be a little nicer to yourself. 

But one thing is for certain:

Your mirrors can only chase you if you let them, my friend. 

So turn around. Say, “hello.” And have a courageous conversation with that version of yourself that you see.

You will be surprised what you learn. 

You will be surprised how soon you’ll be free.



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