“The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.”
~ Audrey Hepburn
Have you been avoiding the mirror?
This question popped up in conversation recently and the discussion that followed intrigued me sufficiently for a podcast and brief blog.
We so frequently think about mirrors for reasons of vanity: estimating our image at the hair salon, checking our reflection in a department store dressing room or perfecting our make-up through a compact. But do we think about mirrors in other ways?
Do we ever stop to look beyond the superficial and into the divine?
“The eyes are the window to your soul.”
~ William Shakespeare
We live in a highly superficial — and often hurried — society. We often stress over externals and, as a result, either ignore or purposely avoid our inward life and soul.
When the subject of mirrors turned up last week, I realized that these age-old looking glasses capture a potent and profound sense of reality. Viewed in a different sense, mirrors enable us to look into the eyes of our soul. Eye-to-eye, we are invited to view our truest self.
“The eye is the lamp of the body.” ~ Jesus
While many may fear the presence of darkness in their own eyes or look suspiciously for darkness in others, I have learned over the years to seek what’s light. To look for what’s bright. To discover in myself and others what’s familiar and what’s welcome and whole.
I hope you listen in to the podcast that follows. In it, I share three separate anecdotes from three separate women (one of whom is me). You’ll find a few reasons to avoid looking in the mirror — and then you’ll discover why you might want to change your mind!
Wishing you happiness in the mirror as you discover an inner self smiling right back!
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