DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE? DO YOU KNOW YOURSELF?
one of the characters in The Mosaic is The Mirror Maker.
for me, she is one of my favourite characters
because for me one of the big messages of the book
is invite us to see what we do not see.
the message of the Mirror Maker is to see only what is.
i wanted to share a few words from the chapter called
THE MIRROR MAKER
” . . . I see you have found a mirror you like.
What is it that you like about it?” The Mirror Maker asked.
Mo looked at her, unsure of how much to tell her.
He looked back at the mirror and the mirror spoke again,
Tell her everything, Mo,” the mirror said to him.
“The Mirror Maker has been waiting for you.
She is here to help you.”
Mo turned to The Mirror Maker,
wanting to make sure this time she was speaking to him and not to a reflection of her, and said,
“This mirror speaks to me.”
“What does it say to you?” The Mirror Maker asked.
“It has said many things,
but at first, I was so shocked to hear it speak,
I was not able to hear its words.
But just before your question, it told me I can trust you.
And now it is speaking to me again, asking me,
“When I look into it, what do I see?”
“And what do you see?” The Mirror Maker repeated.
“I see there are many ways to see the same thing.
And now, when I look into the mirror,
I do not see me. I see what I think I am.
Very few see only what the mirror shows them.
What do you see?”
Mo nodded his head and said, “I see my stories, too.
I don’t know that I have ever seen anything the way it truly is.”
Suddenly, The Mirror Maker’s eyes looked at him
from every mirror and said to Mo,
“It is time for that to change.
Look in the mirror now and see only what the mirror shows you.
“You made up stories that were not real,
and then punished yourself for things you never even did. Those stories are destroying you.
“Look at the mirror, Mo.
See only what it shows you.
Leave everything else in the mirror. It isn’t yours.” . . .
ISN’T IT TIME YOU GOT TO KNOW YOURSELF
we spend so much time living on the periphery of our life
living from outside in rather than inside out.
we live life in a daze,
following the status quo of the stories we have created
rarely questioning what would life look like
if we were to live differently.
why are we so scared to get to know ourselves?
isn’t it time for you to know yourself????
THE MOST IMPORTANT CONNECTION WE CAN MAKE
IS THE CONNECTION TO OURSELF
because without that connection,
who is the i that connects to anything?
KNOW YOURSELF !!!!!!