Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Seeing yourself through the eyes of another cultivates self-awareness. Defenses that rise automatically can be purposefully lowered, creating the chance to catch an honest glimpse of how others perceive you. An emotionally concrete protective wall around spontaneity makes you feel safe but there can be a big price to pay for risking nary a single hurt feeling. Remaining open to new perspectives engenders personal growth. Look in that mirror. Don’t be surprised when the lovable person returning your gaze is you.