Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Posted: March 21, 2011 in Thoughts
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If you do not like what you see in the mirror, dont change mirrors, or break the glass. Change the reflection, by changing yourself.

(Note: This is not a Blogget advocating plastic surgery- so all readers who were expecting tips on how  to look like Joan Rivers, you will be disappointed.)

Im talking ”CHANGE”, which along with self control, is the hardest thing to achieve.

You might be thinking that I’m wrong. That change is organgic and occurs throughout our life. Your right, it does.

We all change- but there are levels of change.

The highest level is the hardest to achieve but the one which gives the greatest rewards. It is also the one which is done the least.

Few are able to initiate change in the deepest, darkest, most firmly rooted aspects of our being.  To do this requires a lot of dedication, ability and energy.

True change is a process, an exhausting one. Where you focus upon something, and change it at its core. Not the surface expression of the issue, but the root. So that you can remove it completely from your personality, leaving no remenants of it.

You want to treate the disease not the symptoms.

Change can be a very vulnerable time, because you’re looking at yourself in the harshest light. Scrutinising and picking yourself apart, as if each atom of your body is being reconstructed. You focus upon what is holding you back, you break that part of yourself, and then wait for it to heal anew. It takes a lot out of you.

But the rewards of true change are great- you are reborn; better and stronger, smarter and more in tune with who you are as a person. You have addressed your shortcomings from the source.

Its a process, if done right, need only be done once. Everything after that would be tweaking and trimming. A gentle upkeep, to ensure habits dont creep back, and solidify into traits.

If we would but try we could transform our own lives.

The lives of all those around us.

And so create global change.


Your Thoughts?

Yours Truly

Zishaan ”ZuZu” Shafi

  1. Jane Thompson says:

    I think your piece is insightful & very pertinent in these days of political change. For me, it explains why our attempts to change obvious inequalities in our societies always seem to begin with so much hope, and then warp into so much less. I have worked in the field of behavior modification & know how extremely difficult it is to change anyone’s behavior permanently, especially one’s own. Even uncovering the motivation at the root of behavior can be a long, arduous task. I would be interested to hear more from you about the actual process by which you envision change in oneself can be achieved.

    • Thank you so much Jane. 🙂 Youre completly right, ‘Change’ is for sure such a hard thing to initiate, let alone achieve. I have a process for how it can be done though, how I did it, how it worked for me. Its different for us all tho… but I think I will post about it soon 🙂

  2. U.Z.I says:

    lower the subjects defence
    form an illusion of confusion
    form an artificial reality
    the false reality will become the actual reality.

    • Jags says:

      This is so true. I remember you told me something very similar ages ago. You have an eye for the way human beings work and you’re always so nuanced about it. I’m trying to think of examples where I know somebody has achieved so-called ‘true change’ but can’t. Can you think of some?

      PS: Love the accompanying entry image.

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