Mirror

Auckland, NZ 2011 (photo credit: Christian Espinoza)

A window is sometimes really a mirror. But do we consider that life reflects back ourselves to us?

Our state of being is sometimes overlooked, instead disguised by matters of doing. Of course, we are not human doings for a reason, yet often our identity is defined by what we do, simply consider the all to common conversation opener ‘so, what do you do?’

When we put all our distractions away, and simply look through the window, we look onto what appears to us as our reality. Everything that you see, smell, and feel are all part of your experience. Of life. Of your life. You are a part of something larger than you, or what you do.

Your experiences as a human being are not mutually exclusive to your identity, in fact I believe that we are all universally aligned to a higher energy, or resonance, beyond our individual selves. It is physical in a way, and if that is the case, then the window is really a mirror and our universe begins inside of us, not out there.

Dust in the wind. All we are in dust on the wind”

– Kansas

What is your role ?

NYC, 2008 (Photo Credit: Christian Espinoza)

At work, with your friends, with your partner, with your kids. Are you the same person to everyone ?

I had a conversation about this with a dear friend last night. The reality is that we adapt to our environment and the people in it and we’ve been doing so for tens of thousands of years, or more.

The boss at work may be a bit cold or stern, but when she gets home to her partner and kids she switches roles, warms up, and suddenly we see a different character. You may be the boss, or report the boss, but the temperature change is still there.

Which character do you reveal to the different people in your life and why ? I’m sure familiarity and comfort play a part in determining that, as does inherent personality and situational appropriateness.

Who do you reveal your whole self to ?

To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom”

– Socrates