Yes who is the fairest of us all? Looking in the mirror and seeking answers is certainly not a new phenomenon. I've looked in the mirror many times and sought answers. It's easy to forget that in fact the very idea of looking in the mirror means that we are looking to ourselves for the answers.
So do we have our own answers? Why do we sometimes feel like we need to look to others for answers? Why do we think we can't answer our own questions?
Perhaps some distance is helpful when we get stuck and can't find the answer easily. So looking into the mirror for some kind of answer might in fact free us up to be able to find the answer that we already have.
We also know that if we ask someone to answer our question, to solve our problem, that very often we won't like the answer. That's because it is their answer, their response - that may or may not work for them. It is unlikely that someone else's answer will entirely work for us. It might help us to decide what is not what we want though.
Looking in the mirror can help us notice things about ourselves that we won't otherwise know. We can sometimes notice how tired we look. Or we might notice a freshness that we have. As time goes on we might be surprised, either positively or negatively, by the way we are ageing. We can wonder where the years have gone.
We can notice our wrinkles and we can learn to embrace them. To remember that they represent the many struggles and worries that we have overcome to get to where we are today. We might be tempted to erase them with the latest cosmetic products or procedures. To do this might fade the marks on the outside but ultimately our inner journey doesn't change. We have still experienced what we have experienced.
We can embrace the mirror as a source of support, a reminder of our own abilities or as a check in place. A place to notice who we are, to pull our shoulders back, to admire our many strengths and capacity to keep moving forward. The mirror might have no answers for us but we certainly have the answers for ourselves.