Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

Looking in the Wrong Mirror

Vivian Deborah Stephens is a bad, blessed and highly favored mother, wife, educator, and author.   Below is a sample of her beautiful poetry taken from her latest book, "Deep Water in a Shallow Well."  

The central thing

You need to understand is

That God sees you—right now.

In all the beauty and splendor

That He created in you…

And not through some haze

Or smoke and mirrors

Which distort and diminish

The value of your being!  

Stop measuring yourself

by man’s perverted standards

Of beauty, brains and worth.

Man only manufactures scales by which

He can benefit himself…

T he measures he employs

are vain and superficial.

No wise man can

Accurately access the value of another.

A person’s true worth isn’t gauged

By external valuations.  

Neither can the shepherding of souls

nor the donation of goods,

alter your stature and importance in God’s eyes…

To Him, you’ll never be any greater

than you are at this very moment!

Learn to see yourself as God sees you— A reflection of himself . 

You were not created to be a carbon copy of the world—

But, you were endowed with qualities

Crafted and uniquely suited for your divine purpose.

And if that’s not

What you see

When you’re looking at yourself…

Then, you are looking in the wrong mirror.


 Vivian Deborah Stephens


  Glenn wrote @

Exactly my sentiments! Actually, it is something I learned, grasped and experienced for the first time 12 years ago when I got committed to studying Eastern Mysticism (Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and all the other Eastern “isms.”

The phrase I appreciate the most was

“Stop measuring yourself by man’s perverted standards.”

It is true. Not only do I find man’s standards perverted, but really shallow as well!

  Tomas wrote @

Thank you for the post. To see oneself through the God’s eyes is the recovery already. Thus the mirror of your post helps group external values appropriately, and consequently the truth as comforts so supports – enables the personal growth in the status of our Lord. That warns against falling asleep into the satisfaction forself. I think, the last too will be the wrong mirror.
Thank you for visiting my blog and your precious letters to me. Our dialog don’t create the light, but help to accept it – raises the consciousness that is tested in our everyday walk.

  CordieB wrote @

@Tomas. Oh but Tomas, you are a light ! And everything you do and say and even imagine, eminates that light! Keep shining your bright light my friend!!!

Peace, Light and Love

  marlajayne wrote @

Beautiful sentiment. I often remind myself that we are spiritual beings have a physical experience, and that helps me keep things in perspective.

  cordieb wrote @

@Marlajayne. I had never heard that. It does in fact help. Thanks for sharing.

  Vivian Deborah Stephens wrote @

Dear CordieB;
I would like to thank you for your words of positivity regarding the posted poem. I was flattered to find my words on your site, and hope that it’s being here gives a higher perspective of each human’s value.
Peace and blessings

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