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The believing mirror
Julia Cameron (author of The Artist’s Way) describes a “believing mirror” as somebody who sees and reflects your strength and possibility. When you’re dealing with some self doubt, the believing mirror can remind and reassure you of all that you are capable of.
The alternative is someone who reflects your “second thoughts.” This is the person who fertilises the seeds of doubt. Seeds that grow into the weeds that flourish between the headstones of your aborted dreams and the projects that suffocated when they were robbed of oxygen.
Who do you choose to be for the people you care about? The believing mirror who champions and encourages the people around you? Or the second thought mirror who makes someone look and feel smaller while destroying their confidence and hope?
It’s an important choice. The people you love and care about most will trust you with their dreams from time to time. Handle them with care and intention.
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