The mirror I use to get ready each day has been dirty for a while. Normal bathroom spots had clouded the view, and yet, day after day, I tolerated it. Until today. Today it finally occurred to me that a simple kitchen towel with water would clean it up in no time. And then it was like a new mirror. I couldn’t believe I had waited so long for such clarity.
We often do this in other areas of our lives, don’t we? We tolerate a situation of uncertainty for way too long and then marvel at the simple clarity it brings. We especially do this with our daily “mirrors”, those things that bring clarity about us as human beings, as individuals. We like them to be cloudy for as long as possible to avoid seeing the truth. Sometimes we even avoid the literal mirrors, because we dislike what we see there.