Remember in Beauty and the Beast when the heroine sees her father is ill and rushes to his side? She sees it in a magic mirror.
The same mirror draws her back to the Beast in his castle. In fairy tales, the magic mirror shows things from a far part of the world or sometimes from the soul (think Snow White).
When I look over my sink into that shiny piece of glass I see neither Thailand, nor an invisible corner of my heart, but still, I’ve made myself a magic mirror, of sorts.
Another common term people use for this is ‘vision board.’ Whatever feels more inspiring to you will be most effective.
Don’t freak out. This isn’t woo-woo.
The magic mirror in fairy tales captures the heart and mind of the hero through a visual tease – something beyond the hero’s current reach (think Alice Through the Looking Glass). It awakens hope, anticipation, and imagination.
I can almost always use a little more of that sweet stuff.
It took me four sit-down sessions with magazines and scissors to build my vision board. Now, when I sit in my chair and write, I can look at my wall and see little glimpses of the future that I hope for
Nothing is set in stone. I don’t believe I’ll definitely reach 100% of the goals on there, but I do hope I can expect a heroic adventure as I seek courage to go after them.
Do you have questions for how to make one?
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