“Embrace who you are. No one will ever tell you of the beauty that’s within you. No one will ever give you the keys to the power you have within you. It is your God-given duty and responsibility to find it.
What does it mean to embrace who you are? What does Embrace the Mirror really mean?
The title is simple and I’ve built a company around it. Let’s talk about Embrace the Mirror for a moment. What comes to mind for you when you hear Embrace the Mirror? It might not mean what you think it does!
As human beings we have a tendency to look at everyone else and we are quick to point out their mistakes, but we often fail to look at our own lives. When I talk about embracing the mirror, I’m talking about looking deep within yourself. Yes, folks, you have to take a hard look at yourself.
This means you take a look at your mindset, your habits, and the walls that you have put up in order to cope with the circumstances in your life. Whenever I’m coaching a client I often ask, “What do you want?” And the common answer is, “I don’t know.”
If you don’t know, then who does? The reason why you don’t know what you really want is that you haven’t taken the time to ask and you’re not willing to go deeper. Most people do actually, on some level, know what they want. But they don’t think they can get it so they hide behind, “I don’t know.” That way, no one can argue with you. You don’t have to make excuses for not getting what you want, even to yourself. It’s just easier to feign ignorance, or say, “I’m too busy now with (my job, my kids, my housework…) – pick your poison.
What are you hiding behind? Whatever it is, move it to the side so you can Embrace the Mirror and get a full view of yourself and your life. You cannot improve, change, or fix what you cannot or will not see.
You are the mirror. You must be willing to look at what is being reflected back to you. When you look deep within, what is it that you see? The answer is not “I don’t know.” Everyone who is willing to look in the mirror will see what they are open to seeing. Some people will see things about themselves they really don’t like. Others will see things about themselves that they really love. Whatever you see, you don’t have to judge! All you have to do is accept it and be willing to go a littl deeper.
You want to know what I saw the first time I looked in my own mirror? I saw an angry person looking back at me. I was angry at the circumstance into which I took my incarnation. My anger became the force that controlled my life and as a result of my anger, I demanded to be loved by people who were incapable of loving me. Heck, they themselves didn’t even know what love was. Talk about getting blood from a stone! That’s the ultimate exercise in “banging your head against a stone wall.”
Do you know what turned it around for me? The simple fact that I wanted to know more about the anger. I became curious. I got really intimate with the anger. I wanted to understand the anger. What caused it? I began to question how long I had been this angry. I wanted to know what it was doing for me? Because I was willing to get intimate with the anger, I was able to discover the source of the anger. Are you willing to get intimate with what the mirror is showing you? Because honestly, until you get intimate with what shows up in your mirror you cannot create the life you desire for yourself.
Everyone is trying to find the instant cure for their problems. People who are overweight are looking for pill that will make them lose all the weight and then allow them to resume eating whatever they want, whenever they want, without having to ever exercise another day again. How we all wish it was that simple. If it were that simple, then this thing we call life would not be a journey. Instead of looking for a pill to fix all your problems, get intimate with all of your issues. Honestly – that’s what it means to look in the mirror.
Now that you have looked in the mirror, how do you embrace what you see? First you have to know who you are. You can’t embrace what you see until you know who you are. The second step is to accept who you are. You have to accept the things you do well and the things you don’t do so well. You have to accept your race, your ethnicity, the color of your skin, the freckles on your face, and yes – even your sexuality – and I don’t care how you define that. I want you to accept all your perfection and all of your imperfection. Because know this: There is both. No one is all good or all bad. Every beautiful thing (including you) has flaws. See them. Learn them. Accept them. Only then can you embrace them and/or change them.
Know Who You Really Are.
Embrace What You See.
Accept Who You Are.
Realize True Happiness and Satisfaction.
Reap the Benefits.
You have to just freaking accept it all. I mean all of it. That’s the only thing that will set you free. You have to embrace it all. It’s all for your own good. It’s all tools that you can use to create the life that you desire. The failures really aren’t failures; they are simply opportunities for you to grow. Through your failures, the universe offers you a mirror and says: “Take a look at this? How can you use this for the greater good? How can you use this situation to become better?”
I was able to take all the anger that I saw in my mirror and transform it into loving energy which I now use in my life’s work.
Everything comes from within. Nothing is outside of yourself. Your strength and your power all lie within you. Your ability to overcome depression, anxiety, and any unfavorable situation is within you. Without going deeper within yourself, you will never have a sense of who you really are. This sense of ‘lack of self’ is what causes you to repeat the mistakes of the past. This is why you’ve filed for bankruptcy twice. This is why you go from job to job feeling unfulfilled. Meanwhile … you fail to look at the cause. Instead, you complain and you blame others. To solve any problem, you have to get to the root of the problem, other wise you are applying a Band-Aid to a wound that is gushing out blood. The real issue is you. It’s always been you. It will always be you. Life is not harsh. Life is not unfair. Life gives back to you exactly what you put out. You can transform your life by embracing who you are. No one will ever give you the keys to the power you have within you. It is your God-given duty and responsibility to find it.