When was the last time you looked in the mirror at yourself and said, “I love you?”

What is mirror work?   It’s when you face yourself in the mirror, look into your eyes, and say affirmations to yourself.

Louise Hay, in “You Can Heal Your Life,” clearly describes this simple process.   She helps you gain back your power by looking in the mirror and saying “I Love You (put in your name).”   This simple affirmation can have a profound effect on your well-being.

We spend countless hours in front of the mirror reviewing our looks, focusing on our flaws and trying to create a perfect look…whatever that is.  All of us are unique in our own right, and mirror work gives us back that knowledge.

It doesn’t cost anything, and we gain so much from this daily affirmation.   Imagine saying, “I love you” to yourself ten times a day.  What do you think will happen?  You would start to love yourself.

Whenever I stand in front of any mirror and say “I love you, Pat,” a smile forms on my lips and my eyes start to twinkle.  Physically I begin to experience changes within my body, and it feels good.  Why wouldn’t I want to feel happy?

Your Thoughts
Are you ready to give yourself some love today?  Every time you are in front of a mirror say “I love you (put in your name.)”    It only takes a brief moment to nurture and support you.

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It could be a lot of fun to all bring in mirrors and talk to ourselves in front of others.   Yes, we will feel embarrassed when we start, though all that energy will help us push past our uncomfortableness and begin to embrace the love we have for ourselves.

Be Well,

“To fully enjoy the ‘richness’ of our lives, we need to stop long enough to visit with ourselves.”
(Pat Brill)


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14 thoughts on “Mirror Work

  1. Hi Pat,

    This is a great article. Personally, it strengthens me, gives me hope that I am lovable despite all others who may disagree.

  2. A lovely article Pat and very true. I totally need to start off with some positive affirmations daily. You provided me with the needed boost.

  3. Awesome post. I agree. Not only are people too busy looking to fix what they consider their imperfections but they’re constantly looking for a lover to make them feel something that they can bring out from inside at any given time

  4. Yes i agree Pat,i know thats what i need to start doin more and more,everyday…maybe it will cause my insecurities to vanish….THanks alot
    GOD BLESS!!!!

  5. i have trouble saying that to myself, i know what you’re doing is good, but try hearing “killing statements” from your family for more than 20 years… i don’t think you’ll think you’ll love yourself as much as you want to…

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  6. Oh that is such a good post. It is true we spend a long time in front of the mirror and it owuld be a simple thing to do – I must start trying this too! We are all insecure I think.

  7. love this post!
    after FINALLY losing that Christmas fat, i’m starting to see traces of abs.
    didn’t make me say “i love you body” but it sure feels good man 🙂

  8. thank God for this blog! i’m inspired. i’ve been feeling low and I knew there was something missing: i should not forget to love myself! thank you! May God bless you more 🙂

  9. Hi everyone

    The power of ‘mirror work’ is in it’s simplicity. Who cares if we feel silly…silly is good as well. We are much too serious in life and standing in front a mirror and saying “I love you” to yourself is just what the heart and soul needs.

    Mirror work just makes me smile…at myself.

    Enjoy loving yourself and thanks for sharing.


  10. I am a huge fan of Louise Hay. Looking in the mirror is very difficult. When I looked in the mirror all I saw was my mother’s version of me staring back. I am a daughter of a narcissistic mother. I’m in the middle of my life and just now am trying to figure where she leaves off and I begin. I have lived my life for everyone else and now its time for me to live my life for me. Thanks for the inspiring blog! Love it.

  11. Shelley
    Look in the mirror and own yourself…that is what “mirror work” is about. Practice saying “I love you Shelley” and you will see how your mother will eventually vanish and up will be a beautiful Shelley in her place.

    Enjoy the process as it works.


  12. Aloha Pat,

    Oh the wonders of the internet. I wanted to include the suggestion to do some Mirror Work in my current newsletter and needed to link to a description. Google brought me here. Perfectly on time. Thank you.

    Great explanation. Thank you. I love the quote in your about section. It is so perfect for this month, I’m going to use it too. More thanks goes here.

    You can count on me to be making return visits to your blog.Thank you again.

  13. Thanks for the note, i really feel that doing that gives me good results, i feel i am learning to love myself and also know me more every day.
    LOve is so important in our lives , don´t let it go.
    Thanks again.

  14. I like the idea that one’s mirror of Self can be flawed. Wiping clean the mirror with Windex won’t help the self-reflection. It is being projected from the back of your mind’s depths and will refurnish the sullied image on the mirror’s surface. I need to clean the projector with clear thinking “I am enough” or “I am lovable” and maybe even: “I AM love”. That clear message polishes the mirror and burns away the old mineralized deposits on the surface.

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