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Mirror, mirror... Namaste

Updated: Mar 29, 2019

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

For some, this is an awkward idea.

Look at yourself in the mirror and say thank you—for being here, for protecting you, for challenging you, for putting up with the crazy life lessons you put yourself through, and don't forget the gifts. Say thank you, too, for your compassion, insight, perseverance, talents, kindness, and your loving heart. Say thank you for all the experiences yet to come. Namaste (pronounced nah-mah-stay) is a Hindu greeting. There are variations on the meaning but the one I like is "the spirit within me bows to the spirit within you." The spirit being of love, truth, light, and peace—a divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another without judgment but recognition, as if to say, "I see you." It seems to embody the idea that we are all spiritual beings having a human experience. So, now, consider a greeting to you, your inner self, your spirit—the one whose essence is only loving. Stand in front of a mirror. Place your hands together, fingers pointing upward and palms touching softly in front of your heart. Let your eyes meet those of your reflection and bow slightly. You can say namaste or let the gesture imply it. "The divine in me honors the divine in you."

It only takes a minute to lift a spirit, touch a heart, and make a positive difference in the world.


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