I often find my clients don't enjoy looking at themselves in the mirror.
I can certainly understand the embarrassment or even the shame that surfaces when you don't look exactly as you'd like or as society prefers you to be.
They don't want to look until what they see on the outside is "perfect."
Sadly, most people never really end up looking and more importantly, never truly "seeing" themselves.
I have my clients spend a considerable amount of time in front of a mirror, teaching them how to lovingly gaze at their True Selves.
When they really see themselves, it's often an emotional encounter, as they've never been given permission to look past their exterior.
I'm getting teary just writing this—it's an incredible experience.
Most professionals pride themselves on "holding their clients accountable," that's temporary and fleeting.
The mirror has a wonderful way of holding people accountable to themselves…loving and believing in themselves too.
"The soul that can speak through the eyes can also kiss with a gaze." Gustavo Adolfo Becquer