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Mirror, Mirror #QuoteQuest

by LSB

“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.

mirror mirror

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!

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We_Fear_Nothing March 9, 2021 - 10:26 pm

I love how you wrote this post and I want to say I can relate to the “Own worst enemy” aspect as I’m very similar.You definitely can own it in I assume an awesome boots Xx

On a lighter note, I love the image you used, and the phrase “canny knack” which I don’t think I’ve heard in forever but it made me read it in my head in some kind of accent hehe

slave sindee March 10, 2021 - 5:00 am

well done

David Mei March 10, 2021 - 12:30 pm

Great quote. My Kitten is a mirror showing me my flaws as well as reflecting back my good. Reminding me of both how far I have to go as well as how far I’ve come. Most of all she shows me where I am today to help me stay in the present.


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