I hope some of you have been challenging yourself. If you have read last week’s post, you would know that I have been working on becoming more in-tune with myself. As the days go by, I have found myself becoming more comfortable with the idea. As you continue your journey I want to explain The Mirroring Effect to you. It’s quite simple–Mirroring is a behavior that we all do, especially in a social environment. Where we subconsciously imitate others, it allows us to bond, build new relationships and respond positively to others. While growing up mimicking everyone around us, whether subconsciously or to “fit in,” do we actually allow room to grow into the person we want to be?
That’s where it gets challenging. Society is always changing and its powerful influence is intoxicating. It is both appealing and intimidating. We want to be our own person, but we also fear of being too different because society might reject us. I think, we are afraid of rejecting ourselves, that we may not like who we are and feel that the person who we desire to be is out of reach. So we allow ourselves to conform to what everyone else is doing−The Mirroring Effect.
I want to bring light to this effect because we need to look around and decide who we want to be and what we want to do. We hold so much potential within ourselves, there is no need to mirror what society does. You are truly capable to define yourself. The relationship you ultimately hold with yourself is much more important than the relationships you hold with others. If you don’t feel good about yourself, then any negative emotions like anger, desperation, selfishness will project into the relationships you care most about. What habits do you have in your life that you need to change, so that you can grow to be the person you want to be?
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Edited by Samantha McDonald