Friday, January 7, 2011

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...



Many of us are familiar with the fairytale of Snow White. The ending of this fairytale, the ending of most fairy tales are happy. What I want to focus on regarding the snow white fairytale is the evil Step-Mother’s mirror. In the fairytale, the vain Queen asks her mirror that possesses magical powers, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” and to which the mirror would always reply, “You are.” As time goes on, as baby Snow White becomes older, the mirror’s reply changes. “Queen, you’re the fairest where you are, but Snow White is more beautiful by far.”

It is safe to say, in the real world, the mirror didn’t talk back to the Queen. The Queen wasn’t handling her self-reflection very well. The Queen wasn’t accepting the changes happening with her physical appearance and mental state of mind. The Queen was in denial of where she was in her life. Denial can lead to self-destruction of mind, body and spirit. Many persons today refuse to do self-reflection.

Comfort zones are appealing to many people. We all can go to a place where we tell ourselves what we want to hear but in reality what we want to hear and what we see can be very different. I am a believer in self-reflection. It gives you that one on one moment with self. It is so easy to cross-examine others but not so easy to cross-examine ourselves.

I encourage you to regularly do self-reflection. Make it a part of your lifestyle. Doing so will bring great results in your personal and professional life. You will handle situations that arise with a calm demeanor, you never knew existed. The mind, body and spirit will be in sync and this only makes a better best you. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? If you have truly self-reflected, you are the fairest of your all. Your all is self and the life you lead. This has been your Snow White moment.

By B. L. Davis

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