Magnificent Monday-because it is magnificent when we learn to look at ourselves honestly, through our own clear eyes.
We often look at ourselves through the eyes of others. We see the ourselves only as the roles we play in the lives of others: spouse, parent, employee. When looking at ourselves in those roles, we get only limited pictures of ourselves. The roles we play for others are often segregated and don't overlap. However, our true selves, who we really are is made of pieces that overlap and run together.
Some of us spend years upon years upon years looking at ourselves through the eyes of others. It is a limiting, stifling and dangerous way to live. It is like the story of the blind people who are describing an elephant but don't know it because they are all touching only a portion of the animal. When we only see ourselves in pieces, particularly pieces seen through the eyes of others, we don't clearly see or describe reality.
It is only by looking at our whole selves through our own eyes that we can see who we really are. Twenty-twenty vision does not have to be in hindsight only. If we are brave, reject the roles others force us into, and are honest with ourselves. When we can see all of ourselves and the reality just may be a magnificent thing.