The seat of the soul is where the inner world and outer world meet-Joseph Campbell


In the above image apart from the two chairs and one central table, you also notice a wall mirror with somebody’s reflection.

Whether you like it or not I am going to tell you the truth

We are all obsessed with mirrors

Hey, it’s natural! Just chill out!

If anybody tells it’s not so, they are lying through (One’s) teeth.

From a poor person to a rich person, one can’t start the day without looking into the mirror (once a day at least).

Nothing wrong with looking ourselves in the mirror and grooming properly.

Many said it gives them confidence at the start of the day.

Maybe it affirms our sense of self.

Why do people look into the mirror?

Many loves face to face interaction.

Some spend hours, admiring their beauty.

You must be proud of yourself when you look into the mirror and the reflection of yours greeting you lovingly!

And there is a scope for you to correct yourself if you find something deficient, like assessing your teeth, gums, nose, eyes even your hairstyle.

Ladies carry that little mirror in their purse for applying make-up whenever there is an opportunity.

Do you hate your body?

I am not sure about this.

If it’s so it must be an extreme psychological problem.

Do you admire your body?

If you remember, in most Gyms large mirrors are displayed that give gym members some satisfaction with their bodies from the results of their daily exercises.

You can see people admiring their bodies standing in front of those tall shiny mirrors.

In every restroom, you come across, people busy grooming in front of the mirrors!

This is a common sight whichever part of the world you go.

And now technology in the form of selfies turning people into addicts.

“A selfie a day keeps insecurities away” Unknown

Excessive posting of selfies is said to be associated with an increase in narcissism!

As a growing up child- were you obsessed with mirrors?

And as you are ageing, did you notice any change in your habit of visiting your mirror frequently?

Please share your thoughts.

Philosophical Message

“We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us – not our effects on others”

Pearl Bailey

Real Message

“The inventor of the mirror poisoned the human heart” Fernando Pessoa

Homework for you

Honestly tell me how many times you used your mirror…say, after getting up in the morning till you slept in the night?

As far as I am concerned I started counting….

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏


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6 thoughts on “The seat of the soul is where the inner world and outer world meet-Joseph Campbell

  1. To add to your mirror theme, dear Philo, we believe that are mirrors of everyone we meet and they are mirrors of us. For instance, if you approach a stranger with kindness and open heart, they will respond in kind. However, if you approach them with hostility, you get an enemy.
    I like Joseph Campbell’s quote.

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  2. I twice spent time in an African village where there was not a mirror and I didn’t bring one. It was a bit disconcerting since I am so used to checking about teeth and hair etc. In a way it was freeing. You don’t actually need a mirror to brush your teeth or wash your face.

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