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X91: Mirror Meditation for Self-Reflection and Seeing Your True Self with Tara Well

By July 22, 2022February 2nd, 2023No Comments

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see your whole self, beautiful and perfect as you are? Do you see your essence shining beyond the barriers of your skin? Do you see your soul through your own eyes?

Or do you hone in on your flaws? The slight bump on your nose you’ve hated since you were 12. Or the roll of skin that extends beyond the waist of your jeans? The deepening wrinkles between your eyebrows?

Most people know their flaws so well they practically identify with them. And many people can’t even stand to look in the mirror because the feelings of shame or repulsion are so intense.

The good news is, with awareness and intention, you can use the same mirror to reverse these patterns. The mirror can be a powerful tool for self reflection and for finding the you underneath the persona you’ve built up over the years.

We just have to consciously practice with it. And that’s what we’re learning today.

Our guest is Tara Well. She is associate professor of psychology at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York, NY, where she developed a mirror-based meditation called “a revelation,” in the New York Times. Her new book: Mirror Meditation: The Power of Neuroscience and Self-Reflection to Overcome Self-Criticism, Gain Confidence, and See Yourself with Compassion was just released.

We Will Learn

  • The dangers of identifying too closely with our reflections.
  • How to transform your relationship with mirrors.
  • 5 basic steps to start a daily mirror meditation.


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