Clever title since I will be reflecting on my 3 day mirror fast. Heh.
So here are my findings.
I accidentally saw my reflection a few times (mainly on the first day), but not anything intentional or for more than a spilt second. With that said, it was freaking weird not seeing myself for that long. It’s not a vain issue or anything. I just honestly felt weird. I kind of lost a sense of myself, but in the losing of myself, I found another part of me I hadn’t known before.
At first I was still slightly concerned with how I looked, even though I had no clue. But the second and third day, I had no clue and didn’t worry about it. With my ability to be unfocused on myself, I had more brain space to focus on my communication with others. I know this may seem silly. But the fact that I couldn’t change my appearance helped me to see myself much simpler.
I saw myself as the Son of Abba I know that I am, but forget sometimes.
This experiment/fast didn’t go how I expected, but it went exactly how I wanted.
I encourage everyone to at least try this at some point in the future. Fast from….yourself, your self image, your view of yourself. It will help you see yourself a little truer.