The Mirror Trick: You Are Beautiful! May 27, 2006Posted by Yvonne in Distinctions, Indirect Approach.
A couple weekends ago, I was with a dear friend, Kaaren Henderson, a brilliant woman who has created a fabulous workshop to bring out the beauty in everywoman. For more info, check out Body Feng Shui.
At the workshop, I shared a trick I learned, and she asked me to write it up. So I thought I'd share it here too …
We all know about the power of positive self-talk, and we all know how challenging mirrors can be, but here’s a trick that really works.
I work from home. And there’s a mirror just to the right of my desk. Sometimes, when I’m on the phone or shifting gears between activities, I catch a glance of myself. How often, you might ask, am I tempted to judge what I look like? “Sit up straight! No lipstick? Where are your earrings … oh hush, I’m still in my p.j.s!”
Then I realized that when I look in the mirror, my image takes up only part of what I see. But there is also the background which reflects the window and the wall to the left of my desk. And that wall was blank.
So thinking I’d like to see something nice when I look in the mirror, I selected an art print of a lovely girl/goddess that is inspiring to me.
Now when I glance to wall at the left of my desk, she’s there. And when I glance to the right, I see myself in the mirror, but I also see her serene and beautiful reflection.
Now, rather than thinking, “Oops, who didn’t do my hair yet this morning?”, I instantly think: “She’s beautiful!” Then I look at myself and just smile and feel great.
And, LOL, I don’t think my subconscious really knows the difference!