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Why do I see so many flaws when I look in the mirror?

Laura Katleman-Prue
Nutrition & Dietetics
Most of us look in the mirror through the eyes of the Critic (judgmental voices). As we look, we zero in on our problem areas: "Am I getting old? How do my thighs look? Is that a new wrinkle? Is my jaw line sagging?" The Critic sees flaws and, because all bodies are flawed in some way, mirrors are its perfect tool.

Once the Critic identifies your flaws, it urges you to imagine how others will see you. Then it comes up with a plan to fix you, fueled by the Dreamer's fantasies about being admired and the wonderful life you could have if you looked the way it tells you, you should. If you're suffering over what you see in the mirror, in that moment, you're identifying with the ego.
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