Holding Up the Mirror

Aug 29, 2022
Holding Up the Mirror

The more you step into personal growth and expansion, the more necessary it is to have someone holding up the mirror, showing you parts of yourself that you might not be able to see.

David Foster Wallace tells a story of two young fish swimming by. They pass an older fish coming in the other direction. The older fish nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” The two young fish swim for a while, and after a time one fish looks over at the other and asks, “What the hell is water?”

We often operate on a default setting - we are so deeply in our own unconscious pattern of thought and behaviour that we don't question our own reality (like the fish in water). Holding up the mirror means we can be shown different perspectives about ourselves and the way we live our lives, often from those who can step back and see a different view. 

Foster says: 'important realities are often the hardest to see and talk about'. We all have our blind spots and areas of ourselves to work on, the question is: do we have the courage to really look at these parts?  

In the podcast today I share 3 simple ways to hold up the mirror in your life and why it is so important for you to have someone do this for you. 

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