“Teach your eyes to bless everything you see.”
A. Jodorowsky (one of my favourite film makers and crazy, magnificent human).
A few years ago I found this sentence on his twitter or instagram account and wrote this on my bathroom mirror.
So that every time I would look there I would see these words.
So that I would treat myself kindly.
So that I would stop looking at myself and focusing on what’s wrong.
So that I would focus on what’s right. Look at myself with love.
So these words would gently seep into my being.
So that I might eventually live that way. Blessing everything and everyone I see.
It’s so easy to judge and so hard to bless in stead.
But this is one of my favourite practices.
Imagine blessing yourself EVERY SINGLE TIME you look into the mirror.
Imagine looking at your partner and blessing him/her when you look at them, every single time.
Imagine looking at your children when they’re being difficult and blessing them, there and then, in that moment.
Imagine going about your day, using your eyes to bless.
What does it mean to bless?
In the simplest way, it simply means to love.
To choose love over everything else.
And here is a bonus quote from Yogi Bhajan:
“You must look beyond the mirror! You are the spirit, you are the soul, you are the self. You are the honour, you are the source of all sources. You are the redeemer of all redeemers. From you, this creation is born.”
With so much love, Gian Tara