Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Girl in the Glass - Day 6

Can you look at the woman in your mirror and like, really like what you see? I am not speaking about beauty per se...but about what lies within. Those things you know about yourself that are not visible...your character, your values, your essence...

The Girl in the Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you queen for a day,
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that girl has to say.

For it isn't your father or mother or spouse
Who's judgement upon you must pass;
The person whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the girl staring back from the glass.

She's the person to please, never mind all the rest,
For she's with you clear up to the end.
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the girl in the glass if your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on your back as you pass.
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you've cheated the girl in the glass.

paraphrased from The Guy in the Glass by Dale Wimbrow, (c)1934
first found here at Gypsy Purple

Avrille is my thoughtful muse. She has been with us before but fit so beautifully with this poem that I thought I would bring her back.

When your life and work aren't aligned with your core values, you may experience feelings of frustration, confusion, low self-esteem, burn out...

When you align your life with your core values it unleashes: Creativity and immense satisfaction and well-being.

When these things are released, your potential for outrageous success is maximized. You will love the girl in the glass...

Today's aMUSEment - Do you know what your core values are? Take a sheet of paper and make 2 columns. List the following words down the left side of the paper: Friendship, Location, Enjoyment, Loyalty, Family, Leadership, Personal Development, Security, Wisdom, Community, Wealth, Expert Status, Service, Personal Accomplishment, Prestige, Power, Independence, Integrity, Health, Creativity.

In Column 1 rank them by order of importance to you. In Column 2 rank them by order of how you actually act/work/live right now. Then compare the results...are your core values in line with how you are living today? This is a simple test to find if you are living your core values. More involved tests are available but, for now, we just want a quick comparison to start you thinking...

U Be Creative Today!

PS - I am feeling better today...still very weak and legs are aching...the move is progressing...i am searching for a way to sell some of my really valuable stuff...spent yesterday working out details of moving truck...today i will make lists, call utilities, unhook and rehook...so many details...i really want to paint...the packers packed my brushes...i still need to sort some personal stuff and pack some of my good china, glass, etc...


kelly barton art + design said...

this is a great one! i am going to make my columns. by the way. the image of the candles, i wasn't there. my daughter is taking classes in london for the summer, she went to paris to meet up with some friends and she sent me that image. i fell in love with it. we were in st. augustine about 4 years ago. we took her to flagler to talk to the volleyball coach. the church is gorgeous - so much history.! thanks....

Anonymous said...

I like your drawing today, and the sentiment about looking the mirror.
How's the move coming, and how are you feeling today?

Darla said...

Avrille is beautiful and I hadn't seen her before.

Although I'm pretty comfortable with myself, I'm going to take the test and see what I discover


eb said...

enjoyed your post - best wishes on your move - good to hear you are feeling better

xox - eb.

Vivienne said...

thank you for that poem. i'm going to paint it one of my big mirrors i think!

Anonymous said...

Great post! And I like your drawing, expecially the mysterious, ghostly quality about it. And the greens. Love those greens!

Anonymous said...

I am glad you are feeling better. How is the move coming along? How do you find the time to do everything?
I appreciated your message today, and you are right to say we need to embrace our inner and outer beauty!

Goddess Leonie * GoddessGuidebook.com said...

what a beautiful, mysterious painting here ~ sensual and gorgeous!

could you send me your email dearheart, it doesn't come up in your blogger profile

(i'm at leonie@gmail.com)

brightest of blessings to your creating soul ~

Anonymous said...

remarkable 'girl in the mirro' and poem, making me think of the image in my mirror.
it's good to learn that you're on your way with moving. hold on, you're almost there.