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The Best Day Of Your Life August 11, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Mindfulness, People, Spirit & Ego.
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We have as many reputations as acquaintances, and none is accurate ~ except, perhaps, for our reputation with the “man in the mirror.”

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall . . .   

Everyone we meet forms an impression of who we are based on abstracts from our lives, mingled with their own beliefs, views, and values.  

Not only is their perspective limited, they are viewing us through the “clouded lens” of their own experiences.  As a result, the impressions others hold of us have more to do with who they are than with who we are. 

And vice versa.

We see the world behind our eyes ~ the world behind their eyes is not open to view.

If we spend our days trying to correct the mistaken perceptions others hold of us, we will have little time for anything else.

After celebrating a milestone birthday, I decided to stop worrying about my reputation with others.  I abandoned the impossible task of trying to please all of the people all of the time.  I stopped looking to “them” for approval and began looking within for guidance on what to be, say, think, and do.  

Life became simpler.  

These days, my reputation with others is seldom a consideration in how I choose to live my life.  Instead of trying to get others to understand me, I focus on understanding myself. 

Mirror, mirror, on the wall . . .  

When we know WHO we are, we know HOW to live.

Quote: The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. ~ Dan Zadra 

No rules.  Just write!

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