When you look in the mirror you see a perfect reflection of yourself. So, why do I say perfect and not exact image or replica? Well, because it is in all our imperfections where our beauty can be found.
We are unique and wonderfully made. We lose sight of this when we start to continually find fault with ourselves and each other. We need to embrace those things which make us unique, and which let us stand out, if we are to truly shine.
When we reflect inwards, in an honest manner, we can see the things which are beautiful, but the reflection also shows us what is not. These are the things we need to work on. Looking honestly at oneself and ones actions allows us to see if at some point we made a wrong turn or are not being true to our authentic self. This allows for a graceful self correction.
Make no mistake, we don’t always get it right, nor do we get it right necessarily on our first try, and we sometimes misstep, but our reflection shows it all. The good and the not so great. We are human and we make mistakes, this is how we learn. This is not the same as finding fault with yourself and beating yourself up because you consider someone else ‘better than’. The reality is they are ‘different than’. You are no less beautiful and no less worthy than the person standing next to you.
Look inside and you will find your beauty. Let it out so you can shine. Always remember that when you see yourself in a mirror, or when you reflect inwards, you are presented with a perfect reflection.