The World Is a Mirror

For as He thinketh in His heart, so is He…
– Proverbs 23:7

… Life is a mirror, reflecting to us … the images of our thinking. Whatever one thinks tends to take form and become a part of his experience.
The Science of Mind, page 320

Science of Mind tells us that everything we experience in our lives is an outpicturing of what is in our own consciousness. Even though I sometimes forget this, the Universe is very generous about continuously reminding me about it.

One morning when I awoke, I was really feeling bummed out. I said, “Good God, morning!” instead of “Good morning, God!” Everything seemed to be wrong! I went into work and met with my client, Patrick. He was even more bummed out than I was. He began complaining, “I don’t trust anyone. Everyone’s out to get you. Even when they’re nice to you, they’re only doing it because they want something.” I looked at him and asked, “Patrick, are you like that? My mother used to say, ‘The world is a mirror. The way you look at it, it looks back at you.’” He was silent for a while and then said, “Your mother sure was smart! That’s just how I am! I never thought of it before.” I went on to explain to him that we often can’t face our own insecurities, so we project them out onto others and then criticize them for having them. In that way, we don’t have to take responsibility for our thoughts, feelings, and actions. The session began livening up. By the end, he had decided to go to Pharmacy School, and make something of his life.

Oh, yes, and I stopped complaining.

I look into the mirror of my life and I love what I see. I see acceptance. I see love. I see beauty, joy, and peace. I see God’s Light shining through every moment of the day!
Rev. Dr. Rainbow Johnson
ADAAP Outreach Minister