In my room alone, I have closet doors that are made entirely of mirrors. I also have a sink with a slightly smaller mirror above it.
Yesterday's feat for The Action Challenge was to not look in the mirror. Needless to say, I would have to be very engaged in not doing so.
This is what I wrote in my journal after I finished getting ready:
As the day went on and I was away from mirrors, it became less difficult. When I had to get ready for the art show openings at Azusa Pacific University was when the feelings of neglecting myself came back.
Throughout the day, I caught my reflection in windows and in cars, but I averted my eyes. I didn't want to, but I did.
I am in complete agreement that vanity is a huge issue that is ruining the world and as uncomfortable as it made me, I am also grateful that my own personal vanity was challenged. Nothing worth doing is supposed to feel nice and comfortable.
P.S. It's not too late to sign up for The Action Challenge.