Monday, March 31, 2014

All the faces in the world are mirrors

A good story I read
Long ago in a small, far away village, there was place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors.
A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house.
He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could. To his great surprise, he found himself staring at 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his. He smiled a great smile, and was answered with 1000 great smiles just as warm and friendly. As he left the House, he thought to himself, "This is a wonderful place. I will come back and visit it often."
In this same village, another little dog, who was not quite as happy as the first one, decided to visit the house. He slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he looked into the door.
When he saw the 1000 unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him, he growled at them and was horrified to see 1000 little dogs growling back at him. As he left, he thought to himself, "That is a horrible place, and I will never go back there again."

All the faces in the world are mirrors. What kind of reflections do you see in the faces of the people you meet?

18 comments:

  1. Our face is a mirror that reflects what's in our heart....and we get back what we give. What we do gets reflected everywhere....the whole world is indeed a mirror :) Good post, KP Sir :)

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  2. My goodness! That was something!!!

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  3. Good one KP. Face is the index of the mind. Our face mirrors our heart too. So all we need is an open mind and clear heart

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  4. This is very very good! The world looks happy if we are happy with ourselves. Nice one!

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  5. It is a great message, but sometimes the mirror shows completely opposite image even when I am smiling.. I cant fathom the reason!

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  6. So very true. If we smile at someone we are sure to get a smile back in return . Especially in the west, there most of the people are so warm, friendly, and are always ready with a smile or, a simple " how are you", even though they are absolute strangers to us. And we also tend to automatically respond to them.
    Now, I don't know whether you have noticed, an Indian living abroad will not smile at you, or show some happiness in spotting a Indian in a foreign land, they would have seen you, but would rather pretend they have not seen you, I have often wondered why. Some of the things that should come naturally to us, we have somehow lost touch with that element, but the westerners have picked it up and are using it in abundance.
    Nice thought provoking topic.

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  7. A quote.... 'What you see in this world is a mirror reflection of your own thoughts, if you have ugly thoughts, the world becomes ugly.' (Anon.)

    A wonderful day to you, KP.

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  8. And another...... 'Be a reflection of what you'd like to see in others! If you want love, give love; if you want honesty, give honesty, if you want respect, give respect. You get in return what you give.' - (Anon.)

    Keep writing, KP. Keep sharing wonderful insights, wisdom, and stories.

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  9. Such a crisp and neat writing. A Mirror reflects you as you are... without reversing left and right. It reflects the real you too! So well written, Parthasarathi.

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  10. Mirrors only reflect what we feel. A very nice story with a deeper meaning!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this Sir. Wonderful story. The world is a reflection of our thoughts.

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  12. Wonderful story. Life is what we make of it - happy or sad - just our reflection.

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  13. It is thought provoking and true in every sense.

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  14. “A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” ~ Ken Keyes, Jr.

    KP, This is so true. Although this took me years to realize, I do know now! :) When a person irritates me, I try to look deep and see that what is bothering me. It usually is a character flaw in me. The world is how we see it. Thank you for the reminder.....!

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  15. Nice story! I happened to read a similar story that is been circulated in Facebook too. And yes, people are to us what we are to them :)

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  16. Hmm... Mostly just blank stares... Though I am all smiles. How do you explain that?

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