A Western Buddhist's Travels

Sightseeing & detours on the path of enlightenment

Looking in the mirror

Almost all of us have a mirror we see everyday, usually in the bathroom. What do you see when you catch that first glimpse of yourself. Eyes half ope, and bloodshot from lack of sleep, teeth that aren’t pearly white, perhaps a hairdo that is best described as a limp mop? If your past your teenage years, look a little closer, around you eyes for starters. Are those laugh lines, or frown lines developing around your eyes? Everyone of us will get wrinkles and age spots at some time. Plastic surgery can hide the signs, but the effects of time are still there. For the ladies makeup can disguise these, however too much and you look like a cake that was stuck to the pan. Besides that first look in the mirror for males or females, that’s the you your spouse sees every morning. If they still kiss you every morning and call you beautiful, it is not a sign they need to see the eye doctor. It is a sign you need to show some compassion to yourself, if you disagree with them. For appearances may have brought the two of you together, but it was something deeper that caused you to choose each other as partners. So when you are looking in the mirror, say good morning beautiful or good morning handsome to yourself. Think compassionate and loving thoughts about yourself, well your at it give yourself a smile, come on a real smile. If everyday you give yourself a cheerful good morning, a smile and some warm fuzzy thoughts, as they would say today(The Buddha said loving and compassionate thoughts), you should soon find you start your days off a bit more cheerful.

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Urban Studies

An online community of SFU Urban Studies students, alumni, and friends!

Kindness Blog

Kindness Images, Videos, True Life Stories, Quotes, Personal Reflections and Meditations.

Sa-wat-dii From Thailand

Thoughts on the Peace Corps and Thailand

NorthThailand Blog

North Thailand photos and Travel destination information

Buddhist Art News

News on Buddhist art, architecture, archaeology, music, dance, and academia.

Nomadic Megan

Travel Blogger, Freelance Writer, TESOL Teacher & Professional Vagabond.

roselovesthailand

Just another WordPress.com site

Renard Moreau Presents

Cool Miscellaneous Thoughts

Walking with the Alligators

Speaking for those with no voice~

The Neighborhood

society online creative conscious

Gabriel Lucatero

Fiction Writer, Illegal Immigrant

Untangling the Tangles

Teja's blog on Everything that Concerns US

words of wisdom

words of wisdon, where we share our thoughts.

Vincent Desrus's Blog

Blog created to make people think about the world around them

Stories That Are All True

...and some of them actually happened.

Dish With Clarissa

​ The incredible and simple world of flavors and cooking at your finger tips.

A happy organic vegetarian journey

Happiness. Healthy. Loving-Kindness.

The Horror Online

Horror With Humour

IshaiyaFreshlySqueezed

A Metaphysical Journey

LEANNE COLE Photography

Fine Art Photographer ~ Daring to be Different

Schelley Cassidy Photography

Home of What Is It?!? - A Project in Perspective

Hannah Sterry

Musician, cartoonist and UX Designer based in Plymouth, Devon.

most good least harm

Living compassionately, spending less and appreciating life.

The Heart of Awakening

Searching for the New Paradigm

rashmidevi.wordpress.com/

Metta Bhav Yoga & Thai Massage

moodsnmoments

where some moods and certain moments last a lifetime!!!

%d bloggers like this: