The Mirror knows the truth.

Whatever you believe you have done to transform your life, call it recovery or something else, the proof of whether your work has in fact transformed you and your life is to be found in the mirror. While you are working on yourself, becoming present to yourself in the mirror will reveal the truth about your work. The truth of your work always gets revealed in your feelings about your reflection in the mirror. You can say or even attempt to believe anything about your efforts to transform but only the mirror knows the truth and knows it instantly. Your recovery and transformation is with the woman or man in the mirror.

Dr. Harry Henshaw