What Have You Done For The Person In The Mirror

What Have You Done For The Person In The Mirror? What is your favourite dish to eat? When someone asks you that question, you might say Ramen or Biryani… And when they give you biryani the next day – hurray! Your favourite food is in front of you, and you are pleased! How about biryani the next day too? On a consequent day, you are also served biryani each day for the next month. You might end up never eating biryani again!

The love you show to other people has the same boomerang! You love someone so deeply and care for people wholeheartedly only because you are a good person from within… It makes you, perhaps, happy giving all you have and all the empathy you pour into this world… However, all the effort eventually fades with time and with people realizing that this is a continuously flowing river of compassion, love, and kindness that will never dry up. No matter what, the expectation of this river of love not drying up adds to your need not to let it dry up! You feel pressured to keep the flow going when you are not helped to maintain the same. This is when you feel exhausted, used, and not appreciated.

When you look closely, eventually, you might be only pouring all that love in the wrong direction where people have long back stopped craving for the care and affection you’ve got – not always because they have completely lost interest in you – but because they have somehow seen over time that you are only focusing on giving others everything and in the process, you have entirely forgotten about who YOU are! You have lost touch with your own needs and desires over others. You have lost contact with your inner self. You have been toiling for so long that you forgot to notice the person in the mirror – who you probably see every morning but are too lost and drained to notice!

That person in the mirror has many questions. That person has many needs and wants too. That person is waiting for you to turn back and realize that you are doing it all wrong.

Talk to yourself, heal yourself, and show empathy to yourself, and the world can wait till you find out who you really are from within before you start distributing parts of yourself to the vastness, and get entirely lost somewhere! Why not? Simply because it is not worth it. It is not worth it to ignore your shadow. It is only served if you do your part in your family. It is not worth it to not satisfy your own needs over others. It is not worth it not to be selfish at times. It is not worth it to carry the burden of others. Do you know what is worth it all? Being there for yourself.

Understanding yourself. Honouring yourself. Acknowledging yourself. LOVING YOURSELF. Ensure you are doing something worth your time, efforts, self, and LIFE! Nothing is worth more than what you do with your life and all the ticking time you’ve got!



Aakanksha Dinah, a passionate writer, orator, communicator focused on establishing a Training institution centered on creativity and innovation. Aakanksha is a true believer in loving the work we do and strongly believes in smart-work, the reason why creativity works better for her. Aakanksha is enormously focused on making a career in professional writing and publishing. She loves writing poems, self-help articles, and essays. An enthusiast when it comes to learning languages and in short, Aakanksha is a wanderer, an explorer, a mom, a dog-mom, a poet, a cook, a writer, and an influencer.

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