“Men have wasted away before it, not knowing if what they have seen is real, or even possible.”
-Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter on the mirror of Erised.
If youre a Potterhead, i bet you know what Mirror of Erised is. It’s a mirror that shows your desire as it says “Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on woshi” when you read it backward (like how mirror works) it says, “I show not your face but your hearts desire“. so whay the h*** are you twlling me this? hang on man, i will never wrote without any purpose. Mirror of Erised shows you something from the deepest of your heart, like those nights when it kept showing Harry his parents, and showing Ron the he would be a great Quidditch player, realize it or not the Mirror gave them such a power to make their dreams come true, to give them more confidence. once again, the deepest heart. and have you ever heard someone saying that heart is a mirror? But we often ignore what our hearts say and follow what people might like, follow the trends, and forgetting that something that comes from your heart has an unknown powerful thing that can wake you up. Sometimes when we are distracted by something, or when we loose our minds, we just have no clue and direction, and then you look for any source of power, but you never realize that the real power is within you, within the deepest heart of you, just like what Mirror of Erised shows.¨
U would love to tell you about an old Hindu legend, check this out:
There was a time when all men were gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma, the chief god, decided to take it away from men and hide it where they would never again find it. Where to hide it became the big question.
When the lesser gods were called in council to consider this question, they said, “We will bury man’s divinity deep in the earth.” But Brahma said, “No, that will not do, for man will dig deep down in the earth and find it.” Then they said, “Well, we will sink his divinity into the deepest ocean.” but again Brahma replied, “No, not there, for man will learn to dive into the deepest waters, will search out the ocean bed, and will find it.”
Then the lesser gods said, “We will take it to the top of the highest mountain and there hide it.” But again Brahma replied, “No, for man will eventually climb every high mountain on earth. he will be sure some day to find it and take it up again for himself.” Then the lesser gods gave up and concluded, “We do not know where to hide it, for it seems there is no place on earth or in the sea that man will not eventually reach.”
Then Brahma said, “Here is what we will do with man’s divinity. We will hide it deep down in man himself, for he will never think to look for it there.” Ever since then, the legend concludes, man has been going up and down the earth, climbing, digging, diving, exploring, searching for something that is already in himself.
What i want to tell via this post is, you jaust have to look at the mirror to know who you are, what you wanna do, and you wanna be. and that Mirror of Erised hides not somewhere in Hogwarts, its within you. your heart.