Skip to Navigation

Reflection is a wonderful thing, but much depends on the quality of the mirror. Mirrors can distort; they can be ‘kind’ or ‘unkind’ for example, (I once heard that some hotels used tinted mirrors which gave their guests a healthy glow).

Mirrors can lose their brilliance over time, and just like people, they don’t perform well when cracked.

 

2 Responses to “Keep the Mirror Clean”

  1. Couldn’t agree more. Mirroring is hugely helpful in therapy but I’ve found it can be over-used and misused in a variety of ways. Well worth discussing in therapy training. I’ve been trying to write about this for some time!

     
  2. Is this a point about reflection?

    Suggest as a good read: The Empty Mirror (Buddhist tome)

    Phil

     

What do you think? Share your thoughts...

Latest from the blog

Why It’s Better to Believe What Makes You Comfortable Than What Is True

Comfort zone

Metaphorically, you might say, some people will stop to look in a mirror to see what they could learn, while others will hurry past it, in case they learn something.

Continue reading

Which Community Do You Belong To?

A community is held together by shared interest and respect for other members. In this sense of community, people rally round ideas and aspirations in the hope of carrying both forward. Yet most of us pay only lip-service to the values of the communities we belong to, doing little or nothing to help them flourish.

On the other hand, there are those who are able to bring some passion to the game. They explore what they think and feel about who they are, where they fit in the grand scheme of things, their purpose, and what it all means to them.

Continue reading

Thermometers and Thermostats

Which one are you? A thermometer measures the ambient temperature of its milieu. It checks and reports. A thermostat on the other hand responds to its environment. It also checks, but then it makes little adjustments… it actually influences the environment. You might say that a thermometer is a rather passive receptor, and a thermostat […]

Continue reading
FREE DOWNLOAD - Get it now.

How to be more Resilient

Get my super-helpful guide '9 Steps to Resilience' absolutely FREE, when you subscribe to my newsletter.

Understand the steps to resilience and you can develop the ability to cope with problems and setbacks with less stress and more confidence.
close-link
%d bloggers like this: