THE TWO WAY MIRROR
Mirror Mirror in my hand who has a pure clean glass that can show reflection in two directions; first at me; second to my world set before me.
Key statement: One of life’s most difficult EQ, (emotional intelligence) skills to master is the two-way mirror. It seems so simple but is so difficult to master!
One way mirrors take little or no training.
One way mirrors are totally self-focused and self-centered.
One way mirrors have no regard for the interest of others.
One way mirrors see life and people as tools to make them successful.
Babies first discover the one-way skill mastery of mirror watching.
Babies delight in looking at themselves through mirrors.
Baby mirror watching prevents the child from seeing, understanding or having an interest in bringing joy to anyone other than themselves.
This is exactly the way it should be with a baby. You can’t give away what you don’t possess.
So a baby becomes a toddler; then a child; then a teen and all too soon an adult.
One way mirror watching is no longer an admirable trait. Adults hide their attraction to mirror watching.
Imagine if your entire body is a two-way mirror. When you look into the mirror you see yourself. You see the piece of lettuce stuck in your front tooth after eating a salad; you see if your trousers are unzipped and other blemishes.
When other people look into your two-way mirror they see themselves in you and as a result you now are able to see these people more clearly.
Suddenly your self-focus becomes two dimensional. You see both your needs and the needs of others simultaneously.
St. Paul said it so well. Clearly, the apostle was a two-way mirror ambassador for our Lord.
I truly delight in God’s words, they make it possible to know Him as Abba Father. We are His adopted children.
Take 7 minutes to read and reflect on St Paul’s beautifully crafted words. Philippians 2: 1-11
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death-even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.