This might not sound like such an intelligent question, but when you look in the mirror, what do you actually see? Do you just see how you look or can you possibly see your faults as well? Can you see what “others” see in “you?” A mirror is supposed to be a reflection of you, but can it reflect what’s on your mind or in your heart? Does it reflect your inner demons or multiple personalities? We all need to know just “who and what” we are, but can the answers to these questions be found in our own reflections? Sometimes other people perceive us in a different way whenever they look at us. They often “fail” to see the good within you, maybe because your “outer surface” appears “threatening or intimidating” to them. They may fail to see that on the “inside” there is someone else who might just be reaching out for help. When you look in the mirror, do you see that person that you “want or expect” to be? We can look at a criminal “on the surface” and say to ourselves that he or she will “never amount to being anything good. Can we look at that same criminal and see the “abuse, deprivation and neglect” that he or she may have suffered as a child? Our eyes are valuable to us, but can our eyes alone help us to see everything we need to see? If you see and make fun of someone of a different culture and race does that mean that your eyesight is great but your “MIND is actually blind?” When you ignore someone in need of help then could it be the same as denying your own reflection (because that person who needs help could actually just be you under a “different” set of circumstances)? When we look at someone we may not know what it is that makes him or her moody, angry, jealous or arrogant. Would it help you relate to them better if you could actually “see” the factors that “made” them that way? If you have “great vision” then you are truly blessed. However, if you only use your “eyes” to see then you might be more blind than a bat. I am saying this today because you might encounter someone that “on the surface” may appear “different” to you. You may not understand why he or she is frowning so hard, or why this person is dressing up like a nerd. If you judge a person “based on eyesight alone” then you may have judged him or her “unfairly.” Would you want someone to do that do you? Please think about that for a second. If you can look at your own reflection and see things “within you” then maybe you can do the same when viewing others. “Life is more than just a screen.” I hope you take this weekend and find the time to “understand someone.” Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and I hope you have a tremendous weekend.
Stevie Wonder and Brett Jolly