Sitting in a room full of mirrors - have you ever heard of that expression before?
When you think about it, really imagine what it would be like it's actually a really powerful image.
Now try to put yourself in that room full of mirrors. It is very empowering.
Totally shit-scary too.
I've been sitting in a room full of mirrors recently. This room is not new to me, I am a frequent patron! Each time I take a seat in my room it shows me something new. The level of intensity is dynamic (love this word - dynamic = ever-changing) and as an advocate of the self reflective process I find this room to be invaluable.
You can't hide, you don't always like what you see, but what you do see can be life-changing. IF you choose it to be. Because as with all mirrors what you see is your perception of what you want to see.
It takes courage, truth, honesty and a willingness to surrender to the process to see clearly and with clarity.
When you turn the lights up, spotlight blaring, yes, it's uncomfortable and your eyes blink and squint and you can't quite see properly, but if you have the commitment and courage to sit there and get used to it, the light becomes more bearable. In fact it actually starts to feel welcoming and shows you all of the amazing bits of you too!
The light and the shadow.
We have been conditioned to reject those parts of ourselves that we don't like (the shadow), to say that they are bad and ugly and nasty. We keep them in the dark. But what about embracing them and accepting they are part of you too?
I used to think that if I accept those parts of myself that I would be somehow letting them take over and I would become those aspects of myself that I didn't like. I've actually discovered that it's simply not true. The more you try to hide from these pieces of yourself the harder they try to be more visible and the stronger they get.
So by shining the spotlight on them, getting to know them better
they actually start to serve you and your highest good. Once you see where these ugly, nasty stories you've been telling yourself come from you begin to realize that they are just stories. From this you can cultivate compassion for yourself and this brings so much understanding, awareness and empowerment. The shadows diminish, become less important - they had their moment in the spotlight and now they are done!
FUCK THAT! I can hear you screaming!! Who wants to sit in this crazy-arse room of mirrors - how awful and painful! Why the fuck would you do that to yourself woman???
Ahhh yes, I hear you sister!
Releasing this baggage can seem totally overwhelming.
The hardest part is your resistance. The more you resist letting go of the bullshit, resist peeling off the layers and exposing yourself, the harder it is.
But you know what? In your vulnerability lies your greatest strength.
Remember that you have the power to JUST LET GO!
AHHHHHHH it feels amazing, this surrender marllarky really has got a lot going for it!
And then the best part is that spotlight becomes your greatest support and shows you how amazing you are!! You walk out of that room full of mirrors like a fuckin' ROCK STAR!!!!!
If you want to get more ROCK STAR in your life, take a look at my Leadership Mentoring Course.
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