Talking to the Mirror

External sources of inspiration are wonderful at the moment we hear, see or experience them, It might be a scene in a movie, a passage in a book or a speaker at a conference or worship service we have attended. We feel boldly empowered, highly motivated and passionately moved. We experience this enormous burst of energy and we can’t wait to put all these inspiring messages to work in our lives.

These moments of powerful inspiration sometimes endure or are short lived. Each time we want to recreate that feeling we struggle to remember it exactly as it happened because it was an external source of inspiration. We are relying on others to inspire ourselves rather than inspiring ourselves. Self-inspiration is a wonderful gift we can choose to give ourselves at any time. All we need is a mirror, willingness and a belief in our right to be inspired by all that we are.

When I look in the mirror, I see love, compassion, hope, faith, loyalty, friendship, capacity, intelligence, kindness, humor and much more. I tell myself every morning that I love myself and that I am going to have a “great” day. I start each day with some self-talk about the kind of day I wish to create for myself as it is a gift and I don’t want to waste it with external sources of inspiration. I want to inspire me because if I do, you will add to what I have already given me and I will not have to rely on you for my inspiration.

My prayer for you today is that you choose to find your favorite mirror and inspire yourself to achieve the greatness that I know you are capable of.

Continue your journey toward spiritual and emotional wellness by contacting me today. You may reach me via phone at 954-755-3764 or email Rabbi Mitch.

Hugs and blessings for a joyous day!


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