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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

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