Saturday, April 10, 2010
The Mirror of Truth
Do you ever see yourself in a photo and say, “Hey are my arms really that chubby or Gee my hair does not look terrific”? I do and it’s always somewhat surprising and disappointing because when I checked myself out in the mirror I looked better than the picture reflected. Sure the camera adds some lbs and sometimes it does not capture us in the best light but there is something more interesting going on. When most of us stand in front of the mirror we see what we want to see. We don’t focus on our less attractive angles because quite frankly most of us don’t want to see them. Perhaps that’s not wrong; who wants to focus on the negative all the time? Reflection of our character works in much the same way. We focus on what we want to focus on and often times don’t want to reflect upon our true selves or what we need to change. The mirror may not lie but we certainly manipulate the things we want to see. What do you think?