Mirrors

 

It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making
Two reflections into one
Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow’s a mystery
I can see you lookin’ back at me
Keep your eyes on me
Baby, keep your eyes on me

I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin’ back here to you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

-from Justin Timberlake’s ‘Mirrors

 

I heard a conversation recently that touched my heart so deeply and made perfect sense to me. If I was Oprah (and you have NO idea how much I wish I was her), it would have been my ‘a-ha moment’ – it went kinda like this: two people were talking about their relationship and their love. He told her that she made him really happy, and that being with her filled him with joy. At that point, I got pretty darn fuzzy in the heart – it was really sweet. 🙂 Then she replied with this: “I like how I feel when I’m with you, and I like how I am through your eyes. Since we’ve been together, I don’t hate myself nearly as much as I used to, and that’s a really beautiful, powerful thing.” The two of them kept on talking, and I stopped what I was doing to really contemplate what I had heard…and it is so true: having someone really love you, and loving them back with all your heart does make you a better person. It’s often difficult to see ourselves as we really are, and being able to see your very best self through the eyes of someone who has your best interests at heart is one of the most precious experiences we can ever have. I saw this the other day:

If I could change one thing about myself, I would change the voices in my head. They hate me.

It has stuck with me ever since, because…that’s me. I am my own worst enemy 90% of the time, and it is no wonder other people get away with treating me like shit – I LET THEM! I must admit that I am getting better about this, but I still have so far to go. I am harder on myself than anybody else is, I am more critical of my appearance than probably anyone else…and that’s just silliness. I need to heed the advice of the romantic loved-up dynamic duo I was listening to the other day and do as they do, and start seeing my best self. 🙂 After all, if I can have as many wonderful people in my life as I do…I can’t be all bad, eh? 🙂

xxx

PS: As Pink would say…

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