The term “narcissism” comes from Greek mythology about Narcissus, a handsome Greek youth who falls in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. Narcissus spent time admiring his own reflection.
One way to see ourselves is to look at our reflections in a mirror. One of the activities I do at my live workshop event, THE BLUEPRINT WORKSHOP LIVE, is have the participants to look at themselves in the mirror. It is interesting to see people really look at themselves. For some, this is the first time they have taken the time to see themselves. Sure, they look in the mirror in the morning when getting dress, but most people don’t stop and take time to REALLY look at themselves.
Something I noticed about a few of the participants was they would begin to criticize their reflections. I heard statements like, “my skin is dry, I have bumps on my face, my hair is too gray, my eyes have dark circles.” Immediately, when I heard those negative statements, I told the women, “STOP, you are not allowed to do that! You cannot say anything negative about your reflection!”
In order for you to own your amazing, you must see a powerful and amazing reflection when you look in the mirror. You can’t just focus on your negative qualities or flaws. But, you must see your good and positive qualities as well. Be like Narcissus and see the good.
I challenge you to begin see a positive reflection when you look in the mirror. For 5 days, look at yourself in the mirror and identify one (1) thing you like about yourself.
Owning your amazing is possible when you see the beauty of who you are. You are stronger, more talented, more capable, more amazing than you have been taught to believe. Begin now to see your own greatness. When you see your reflection in a mirror, window, pool, or glass know that you are seeing all your amazingness that everyone else gets to see!
Until next time…
The Self Discovery Expert ™
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