Why Do You Hate Looking in the Mirror? You Didn’t Used To
You take looking in the mirror for granted. In fact you avoid it as much as you can, right? As babies, we are shown our reflection and start forming our sense of self. It starts out really good, then goes down hill. How do you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror?
When I put a mirror in front of my granddaughter, as a baby, she was fascinated with her reflection and would try and kiss it. She still loves singing, laughing and looking at herself. Papa does too!
It's only as you get older that looking in the mirror becomes a dreaded and self loathing experience. What happened to the love you had as a kid with your reflection? It's too bad that you lose it over time.
Is it because, as an adult, it's so hard to look into the mirror? Whether physically or metaphorically, you don't like what you see, you can't face your own reflection because you can't face the truth. As difficult and it is to see your faults, look at, or examine your disappointments, do it, embrace all that is you, just as you are.
There are no such thing as faults only lessons, no disappointments only new directions. No wrinkles, only life lines. Look at yourself everyday, as if it is the first time. Gaze at yourself with a smile, positive spirit, hopeful mind, loving heart and childlike wonder. Discover who you are today, don't dwell on the past. Forgive yourself for everything you are beating yourself up about.
New day, amazing YOU!