Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...

Santa Fe, New Mexico

My home these days is a one-bedroom Santa Fe casita that has been renovated as a vacation rental but is still being furnished and equipped. One thing that has been missing since I moved in 16 days ago is a mirror.

It took me a few days before I realized that there wasn’t a single reflective surface in the entire house, other than the tea kettle, which distorted my image beyond recognition.

For two weeks I’ve left the house not knowing if my hair is neat, if I missed a spot shaving or if what I’m wearing sits right or looks good.

For two weeks I’ve faced the world not as who I want to be or how I want to look, but simply as who I am.

I’m now so accustomed to it that it’s a shock to come home this evening and find a mirror hanging over the bathroom sink.

I’m almost afraid to look. Have I changed in two weeks?

It’s almost a disappointment to discover that I haven’t, that I look pretty much the same as I did on January 31 when, in an Albuquerque hotel, I last looked in a bathroom mirror.

I realize it’s not about how I look, changed or otherwise. It’s about who I am.

When I hold the highest possible resonance, when I’m in alignment with my Divine Self, I’ll always appear in my perfection, regardless of whether my hair is mussed, a few stray beard hairs poke out of my chin or some aspect of my attire is off.

I’m glad to have the mirror. I don’t know that I’ll ever look into it in quite the same way again.

2 comments:

Gloria Wendroff said...

Dear David,

Your newsletter is fabulous. I have no time to read it, and yet I find I am reading it every time. It is your perfect honesty that is so great.

David, in every newsletter, you have clearly marked how to stop receiving and how to find other things. Please put up a direct link to writing comments, would you? Make that as easy to do!

Thanks.

Gloria

mark David Gerson said...

Dear Gloria,

Thanks for your support and for your suggestions. Although I'm working within the limits of someone else's system, I'm always open to finding ways to make these writings easier for me to get out and easier for you to access.

For the time being, the only way to post a comment remains to click on the link at the top of the e-mail and then scroll down to the the comments link. If I can find a way to simplify that, I will!

Many blessings,
Mark David