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Mirror Work

The Thursday Night Ladies (the writing group at A Woman’s Place) just celebrated their 2nd birthday on January 19. Our faithful facilitator has challenged us along the way to do our “mirror work,” to stand in front of the mirror, face-to-face with ourselves, and speak a kind and loving affirmation.

I am terrible at mirror work. In truth, many feel silly doing it. I think I’ve had trouble making that commitment to myself. Maybe I’ve been afraid?

Antonio Porchia, a poet, once said, “Almost always it is the fear of being ourselves that brings us to the mirror.”

My Thursday Night Ladies have searched for, and found, bliss. Their bliss is not based on the outside world or dependent on others. They find bliss in their empowered, authentic selves.

I do things for others every day, in hopes of sprinkling their lives with joy and bliss. So, as one dear Thursday Night Lady asked, “Why not me?”

Today I will begin my mirror work. I invite you to join me (at your own mirror, not mine). Look at that beautiful person in the mirror and whisper, “I love you. You delight me.”

And find a moment of bliss.


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Courage: A Woman’s Place acts bravely and boldly, not withstanding fear.
*excerpt from the Values Statement of A Woman’s Place

Ifeoma U. Aduba
Executive Director

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