Reflection is an art of glimpsing the whole,
the other side less recognized,
and life’s secrets are afforded in reflection,
mirrored in repetition if we open our eyes
and attribute the reversed view.
Our own reflection is somewhat unfamiliar,
because it is the opposite of reality,
and within it a probing eye may uncover
truths about us we prefer not obvious,
kept within the shrouds of withholding.
Yet our reflection is exactly how others see us,
and from our perspective unfamiliar,
so what conclusion do others make,
when seeking who we are,
if we ourselves shroud the truth.
In reflection we pose thoughts of revelation,
seek affirmation of who we are,
from our deeds, our thoughts of response,
and it is our view that determines what we reveal,
how we project the reality of us.
Accepting ourselves is not easy,
for we may hold words unspoken,
truths buried under past consequence,
hidden from ourselves let alone from others
to uphold the vision of who we want to be.
Honesty is a rare commodity,
for if we cannot be honest with ourselves,
what chance do others have in knowing us,
who we really are under the veils of facade,
created in fear of our deeply guarded secrets.
But if we can face ourselves truly,
and accept the refection as our extended reality,
fear dissipates, unwanted and unneeded,
and fault is just another challenge in life to remedy,
in the acknowledgement of self-love.
If we can see the beauty of creation within us,
the seed of our existence alive and in growth,
then we cannot disrespect life in loathing what we are,
rather admit the potential we hold, in infinite array.
Tony DeLorger © 2017
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