There is a mirror. But it's not the law. or the Generalised Other. Neither is it your 'try harder self.' The Mirror is Jesus and the power to be you is Jesus.
WHO ARE YOU?
The true you is the self who emerges in union with our Father. The false self is the construction that is built on the premises of Adam. You have a life in God and a life in religion. Your life in God is who you are in spirit and in truth. Your life in anything else is who you are in the ambit of the father of lies. There is a Father of Life and a father of lies.
The Who of You in realtionship with God
The real self is the real us that has discarded the Adamic life to come absorbed and resurrected into the Jesus life. The new self is you as an expression of Christ, you are a manifestation of our Father as a son. The real self is you out of the tomb of the knowledge of good and evil and into the sunlight of the Spirit of sonship.
NEW BIRTH NEW YOU
The new covenant is Christ in you and as you.
The anointing and the gifts of the Spirit are not a replacement for being born again. They are the fruit of your rootedness in God - the result of the fact that you and our Father are one.
Richard Rohr observes, “I promise you that the discovery of your True Self will feel like a thousand pounds of weight have fallen from your back. You will no longer have to build, protect, or promote any idealised self image. Living in the True Self is quite simply a much happier existence, even though we never live there a full twenty-four hours a day. But you henceforth have it as a place to always go back to. You have finally discovered the alternative to your False Self. You are like Jacob awakening from sleep and joining the chorus of mystics in every age. “You were here all along, and I never knew it!”” (1)