You look at mirror
A moment to look back at the year that has gone and look forward to the year ahead. But reflection is more art than science. My visual system is inaccurate and incomplete. My range of vision is limited to a narrow spectrum of visible light. My human eyes can only see less than one percent of the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
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- Who Do You See When You Look in the Mirror? A Boomer’s Guide to Loving Your Face
- What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror?
- Self esteem: Why do I look at myself in the mirror all the time?
- Looking at Objects Reflected from Mirrors
- Nina Burrowes
- 6 Things You Notice When You Look In The Mirror
- What the Mirror Can Teach You About Yourself: Advice from a Mirror Gazing Expert
- How accurate is our mental image of ourselves?
- Experts Explain Why We Always Look Better in the Mirror
Who Do You See When You Look in the Mirror? A Boomer’s Guide to Loving Your Face
As a consumer product, it is harmless, even noble in its clear-eyed ambition: to tell the truth. Most importantly, it has but one simple job, which is to reveal the face of anyone who looks into it—not flipped, as it would be in any old mirror, but as the face appears to others.
Left ear on the right, right eye on the left, crooked nose as crooked as it appears in broad daylight. Which is why I have nothing against the mirror itself—how could I? How unsettling , I thought, and then: I need to see it.
When the True Mirror arrived, news spread around the office fast. Nobody except everybody wanted a look, but I made them wait as I inspected the strange contraption myself.
But I waited to take a good hard look myself. Why is that? She was quiet for a moment, tilted her head back and forth. I have one tiny eye and one giant eye. I feel like a Picasso painting! And it does this by halting the invisible orchestra of ticks and tilts we perform to straighten what appears crooked to us in a normal mirror.
Without it, our faces look wrong. This is hurting my brain. Is my head currently tilted? Can you tell I look lopsided? I must conquer this. One of cheeks looks so droopy! I also talk out of one side of my mouth. This reminds me: I knew I talked out of one side of my mouth when I was a kid and tried to do facial exercises to try to fix it. Obviously it did not work.
I feel like one side of my jaw is bigger than the other one? Actually, I feel good about this. Also one of my cheeks is higher than the other. Also my nose is slightly tilted. Also one of my eyebrows is like a full inch higher than the other.
How have you never pointed this out to me? A sampling of things I discovered: the left side of my face is narrower than the right side as are its features??? Your standard Frankenstein fare. You know, aside from the tender self-obsession evidently coursing through all of our veins.
Distinct from a brain and a pair of eyes passively receiving the world like a camera lens. Collages by Madeline Montoya.
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What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror?
But hey, times change and change is the only certain thing in life. I explored the selfie world and played with it myself. I say, go with the flow!
When you look at yourself in a mirror, what you see depends on the quality of that mirror. Similarly, our mental images of ourselves help determine how we react to daily highs and lows of life. If we think of ourselves as worthwhile and valued, that quality will come across to other people. Molded by both internal and external forces, our self-image makes a huge difference in how we feel and act.
Self esteem: Why do I look at myself in the mirror all the time?
What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror? Do you see a person who is marvellously created, loved, chosen, full of potential and who has a great destiny? So why is it so difficult for so many people to grow spiritually, personally and professionally? Do we under-evaluate who and what we truly are? Last year while attending a leadership conference with John Maxwell, he shared with us that he had discovered, as he trained leaders around the globe, that one of the reasons that people fail to grow and reach their potential is low self-esteem. Here is what I have discovered! If we have difficulty seeing value in our self, we will not have the determination and perseverance to invest the necessary time and effort to grow and reach our full potential.
Looking at Objects Reflected from Mirrors
In fact even while choosing what to wear before stepping out of our homes, we are more worried about others and their preferences. In the past few days, just ask yourself how much time have you really spent thinking about yourself and what you like doing. No, not about your performance at work. No, not the time you spent scrolling through your Facebook News Feed. Not at all the time, you thought about your boss at work.
One might wonder why is it that when you see writing through a mirror that the writing is backwards, but not upside down. Here we try to understand why it is we see objects in reflected from mirrors as we do. When one looks into a mirror it appears as if you are looking through it and seeing the object on the other side. It also seems as if the object is flipped left to right.
Mirrors can evoke strong feelings in us — and they can also be incredibly powerful tools for changing our perspective and seeing parts of ourselves that are usually hidden as we look out into the world. Our desire to be seen and reflected is basic and innate. As children, we learn to understand ourselves through the reflections of those around us. In fact, psychologists have found that face-to-face contact is essential for our social and emotional development.
Looking in a mirror is often a transformative experience, but whether that transformation is positive or negative depends on so many factors, both external and internal. I can look in the mirror six times in a day and see something different each time. And while I have grown to embrace and even love my reflection, that took a lot of work and a lot of practice. I asked nine different people what it is they see when they look in the mirror; their answers may surprise you, as they surprised me, for focusing not just on the readily apparent, but also what is internal. See their answers, below.
6 Things You Notice When You Look In The Mirror
When you wake up and look in the mirror, do you smile at yourself? Do you inhale confidence and exhale beauty? Or, do you sigh, and look at the monotonous life around you and allow it to influence how you look at yourself? Mirrors are tricky. Not only do they reflect the things standing before them, but they do so while constructing false realities—not necessarily good ones. That said, what if we chose to speak differently and think differently?
What the Mirror Can Teach You About Yourself: Advice from a Mirror Gazing Expert
How accurate is our mental image of ourselves?
Experts Explain Why We Always Look Better in the Mirror