We are the Reflection of our Lives -- How to Survive Loss &
Everyday, I look in the mirror to see the face staring back at
me. Sometimes it is lined with stress, sorrow and grief. Other
times, it simply smiles in humbled reservation. But the
reflection of our lives... that, is who we are -- who we
represent ourselves to be. For some, it is wearing hearts upon
their sleeves; for others, their thoughts and words go unspoken
But what does having a reflection of our lives have to do with
surviving loss and humility? Simply put, being able to view
ourselves from a third-person perspective -- stepping outside of
ourselves -- allows us to see our true reflections. It is
through our own defensive-healing mechanisms that we triumph
over heartache, grief and anxiety. Each individual has his own
unique way of developing trueness with the self.
When bad things happen in our lives, our brains go into
overdrive. Technically, our minds instinctively warp into action
with one goal in sight: "what in the heck happened and how can I
fix it?" or "why did this happen -- could I have prevented this
from happening?" We instantaneously turn off our logical senses
as our emotions now lead the focus of our reflective hindsight.
Without critically taking a broad overview of a particular
situation, we attempt to find reason in the why and how -- never
realizing that sometimes, things simply happen.
In life, there are events that are inevitable. Perhaps the
greatest quandary of life is reckoning with death and trying to
transcend the ruins of mortality. Again, the reflections of our
lives is how we cope with all things -- good and bad. The
healing process of reflective thinking is merely a phase that
all must encounter before going forth with comprehensive
understanding. In essence, then, we are the reflection of our
lives as we continue to live, breath, laugh, love, hope,
sacrifice, sorrow, and even die.
The answer to finding inner peace in times of tribulation, is to
circumvent the action and find wholeness in our true reflection.
This is what sets apart the difference between living life to
its fullest, to living life not worth living. The choice,
however, is always up to you. Thoughts to ponder.
Copyright 2003 - All Rights Reserved We are the Reflection of
our Lives: How to Survive Loss & Humility by C. Bailey-Lloyd