The Reflection

“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.”
-Ernest Holmes

    When you wake up and look into the mirror, whom do you see? Is it an honest reflection of the person you are on the inside? Is it the person you really want to be? The truth is simple, but it is harsh. Since the dawn of man, man has fought with one another. Seeking self-benefit at the expense of others. It is known as the mindset of “eat or be eaten”. Yet, the greatest irony in history, is that your greatest enemy, is yourself. You cannot change what circumstance has in store for you, but you can choose how you respond to it. Who defines circumstance? You do. Everyone does in their own way as individuals. How we define our circumstances, is ultimately how we define ourselves. When we justify our actions by circumstance, we give our power away as individuals. That is the power to make our own decisions. If all you do is react to what happens to you, you will become a product of circumstance. Forever, to live a life with no direction, no free will, and no realization of dreams. Some may refer to this as mental slavery. However, those who develop themselves beyond the shackles of emotional reaction can no longer be restrained by their own thoughts. To respond with logic and reason, an individual thus empowers themself to greater heights. The process of critical thinking, regarding ones own life from a logical perspective, is what can give real solutions to overcoming adversity. When emotion is used rather than logic, the mind becomes clouded. If the mind controls thought, and thought controls action, and action controls reality, then a clouded mind will only bring a clouded reality. A clouded reality is where you’re not sure what to think, and ultimately end up justifying it as it is, rather than finding solutions and being at peace. Anytime you’re looking into the mirror, and wish to be more than what you are now, honest, sometimes-harsh truth is the necessary element for growth. The first step in becoming better is admitting you’re not perfect. When the winds begin to blow, and the skies begin to hail, seek great wisdom as you go, and set the better sail.”