Friday, March 10, 2017

The Perfect Mirror

I've heard any number of people complaining about how this that and the other could see others clearly but could not see themselves.

I believe that there is a very good reason for that.

Can you see a picture when you are inside the picture? You cannot. You are part of the picture, and there is no way for you to see it unaided. You need a mirror. You need an external perspective so that you can see the picture and also yourself.

The problem with most mirrors is that they are convex. They do not reflect things clearly. They have a curvature to them that is a function of their character and prejudice. They see some things correctly and other things incorrectly. You will see in them their view of you, which may or may not be correct.

But there is a mirror that is not convex. It is God. God is perfect, and He sees things with absolute clarity. So if you want to see or understand yourself, place yourself in front of the perfect mirror.

Forget about psychological theories like personality psychology and self-esteem. Instead go to the wisest and most righteous entity in the universe. It says in the Bible that the world's wisdom is foolishness to God. Do not waste time with that foolishness. Go to the actual source of wisdom.

Now it is very rightful to want to know yourself. It is not rightful at all to do it according to beliefs that are untrue. When someone is pushing Freud or Adler or anything of the sort, they are wrong. Do not examine yourself according to things that are untrue. Examine yourself according to the truest thing in the Universe that is God.

So if you want to see yourself, use toward that effect the perfect mirror. See what you look in the eyes of God. That way you will have all the true self-knowledge. And then you will have as much self-esteem as you need to carry out God's will, to be the best person that you can be, and to do whatever it is that you need to do in the world.


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