Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most beautiful in the whole country?” Dangerous question to ask. What if one gets an answer one does not like?

The queen, Snow White’s stepmother, did not like that answer at all. No wonder! You would not have liked it any better.

mirror on the wall

The queen, Snow White’s stepmother, did not like that answer at all. No wonder! You would not have liked it any better.

 “My Queen, you are the most beautiful here…” Well, things could have been better if the mirror stopped right there. But even so. “You are the most beautiful HERE”? That does not foster any good feelings, right?  When one of my friends greets me with the words: “You look good today”, that rankles me. I must admit that the thought of looking good pleases me, but the word today spoils it all. Does she mean to say that last time she saw me I looked terrible?

The tragedy could have still been avoided, if the mirror stopped there. But no. It had to add the dangerous words: “But Snow White, over the seven hills, with the seven dwarfs, is thousand times more beautiful than you.”

“Thousand times more beautiful” – what an exaggeration! Why does the mirror exaggerate so? Why do people exaggerate? Nothing good can come from it. In this case, with the queen and Snow White, the result was attempted murder and severe punishment.

What do you learn from this mirror on the wall?

Not to exaggerate and not to compare yourself with others. As long as you like yourself, you are happy. As long as you like your looks, you feel fine. Who cares if someone else is better or looks better? Who decides anyway? Be happy to be YOU!

As we know, the fairytale does not go smoothly. Again and again the queen asked: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the most beautiful in the whole country?” And the mirror always gave her the same dreaded answer.

What a pity!

On the other hand, one has to trust life.  Even in the most dangerous situations, life creates miracles – if we let it.

Snow White might have never met her prince if the queen did not ask the question: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the most beautiful in the whole country?”

 

Brigitte Novalis, healer, therapist, author of “Finding Love” and “The Magic of Inner Silence

 

 

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