“A true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.”– Elizabeth Gilbert
I chose this quote because I feel sometimes we need to channel back to who we are and why. I read Elizabeth’s book “Big Magic” during the first lockdown and I was so moved by her words and how humble she is that I knew this quote came from a good place, though I know myself when I read it, it might not necessarily spur on the same feelings in others.
I know myself there are times I look in the mirror and I hate what I see. Sometimes I feel it would be better if the mirror were smashed when I looked into it because fragments scattered everywhere may come closer to the real reflection rather than the whole one staring back at me.
I do realise that my brain being an asshole to me often accounts for most of it – I am my worse enemy. I am the person that holds me back, I overanalyze and look at all the possible outcomes, usually mainly the bad ones before any sunshine gets through. I class myself as a realist but can a realist be a realist without having a dash of pessimism too?
Life can have a canny knack for throwing all sorts your direction and I guess it is how you receive those messages will be a good indicator of the road you shall take.
If anything this new world we live in has thought me is life is short and roads need to be walked. I need to finally put my big girl boots on and stop being my own worse enemy and own it!