The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
~ Thomas Merton ~
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
~ Anna Quindlen ~
It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
~ Eric Hoffer ~
There are two ways of spreading light...to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.
~ Edith Wharton ~
The people we are in relationship with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors, reflecting their beliefs. So...relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth....If we look honestly at our relationships, we can see so much about how we have created them.
~ Shakti Gawain ~