Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Am I Conscious At All?
Start writing a post
Student Life

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Am I Conscious At All?

I am you and you are me.

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Am I Conscious At All?
Brandy Blige

A man must find time for himself. Time is what we spend our lives with. If we are not careful we find others spending it for us. . . . It is necessary now and then for a man to go away by himself and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and to ask of himself, 'Who am I, and where have I been, and where am I going?' . . . If one is not careful, one allows diversions to take up one's time—the stuff of life.”
Carl Sandburg

I believe that whoever you come in contact with, romantically or friendly, is a reflection of who you are. I honestly believe that God places those people in your life for a reason. That reason is for you to work on yourself. We are the show and the outsiders are the audience. You can't see yourself and your actions unless you look in the mirror, which is them.

When we come in contact with people, we instantly look for something that we have in common with them. Finally when we find something we have in common, we like it in the beginning because it's the same, but it comes out to be the SAME destructive trait. Then we lie and deceive ourselves. We start second guessing ourselves. "Do we like them?" or "Oh , it's something about them that I just don't like." Well, you do know that the person is just a mirror image of you and YOUR flaws right?

What is different or what we are unfamiliar within ourselves terrifies us. Why? Because the other person has something that we haven't seen in ourselves or have yet to deal with. Then only to find out that they have the traits that have been distorted based on the other person's experience, when really the person's experience is a reflection of you.

2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

We fear what we do not know. We fear the bad things we do not wish to know. Because we are afraid and we don't fully understand our connection with the person. Do understand that God doesn't give us the trait of fear. That is man made.

We then we isolate the other person when we should of isolated ourselves. You gotta stay conscious and not unconscious. PAY attention to everyone that enters and exits your life. They are always there for a reason.

The fact that we place certain expectations on other people when we know they can't meet our needs is honestly mind boggling. We only know them through ourselves or just through experiencing life with them and that's it.

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
C.G. Jung

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments