"Why become enamored--or enraged--at the mirror
when it is simply reflecting
what you are sending to it?"
-- Alan Cohen
What if that person in front of you that you are communicating with is the mirror?
What an interesting thought. Consider that what you see in the other person is a reflection of what you are sending. It doesn't matter whether you're a salesperson, a husband, wife, child, best friend, total stranger, bank teller, plumber, teacher, student, or any other person or position. I think that we get back through others what we ourselves are sending out.
Which makes it all the more important, and interesting fun too, in all your interactions from now forward. Pay attention. See what happens. Ask questions of yourself, such as, what am I sending out? How am I feeling about that? As I see my reflection in others, how is that causing me to feel? What's up with that?
In 1987, I wrote a song for my late wife, Nancy. We had only known each other for a couple of months, but the lyric of the song demonstrated what I'm saying here today. It is called, Nancy's Eyes, and here is the lyric:
Verse 1: Nancy's eyes reflect the joy I feel in me. In Nancy's face I see all I've come to be. And in her smile, my love comes back to me. In Nancy, I see me.
Chorus: In her I see reflections of what's inside of me. She radiates the qualities that once I couldn't see. Now I understand the love she sees in me. For I reflect the love in her she's choosing to set free.
Verse 2: In Nancy's voice, I hear the feelings I express. In Nancy's touch, I feel the warmth of my caress. And in her laugh, the laughter I possess. It's me that she reflects.
If we are seeing anger, disappointment, or other upset in the face of the other, the first thing to check is what we are putting out. When we begin paying better attention to what we are sending out to the world, we have more control of our environment, because the world is going to reflect much of what we are sending, and as we send better, we will receive better. As we send more joy, we will receive more joy. As we send more respect, we will receive more respect. As we send negative things, fearful things, we will receive those in kind. As we send positive things, uplifting things, loving things, we also will receive those in kind.
When we pay attention to what we are sending out, it will cause us to pay more attention to what we really want to send out. Deep down, we already know what we want to receive. Who doesn't want love? Not one. Who doesn't want respect? Not one. Who doesn't want joy? Not one. Not even the so-called meanest, nastiest person on the planet. Deep down they want these things that we want too. They just go about it not paying attention to the reflection and how it aligns with their inner desires.
There is an old saying, "go forth and multiply." Well, that can't be helped. We do it all the time whether consciously or unconsciously. How about we go forth and multiply a little love, respect, joy, enthusiasm, appreciation, freedom, empowerment, and all that resonates with the best within us?
Sounds Pretty Dang Good To Me!
Spread Some Joy Today--by letting your love light shine through.