The Value of Self – Reflection
Self – Reflection is the school of wisdom. It is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence. Introspection is the opposite of self-rejection. The loving gaze you grant yourself will free you and lift everyone else.
Why is Self-Reflection important?
1. It helps build emotional-awareness… by taking time to ask ourselves the important questions, we gain a better understandings of our emotional strengths, weaknesses and driving factors. We become better, able to adapt to changing situations and tough circumstances.
2. Integrity increases when we take time to reflect on core values we deemed most important, put them at the forefront of our minds and strengthen our decisions.
3. Maximize productivity and minimize time spent. Taking time to think allows new ideas to emerge and counters the risk of becoming stagnant. In the end, our productivity in our own workplace can be determined by our own individual handling of the task ahead of us.
4. We cannot have a meaningful life without Self- reflection.
Value your Self-awareness…it is enlightening to know why we do things, to recognize our triggers, to have clarity about what’s going on in our head and heart. We must establish our willingness to believe that we are already enough…so we can make changes that last, from places of compassion and acceptance, not shame.
Self-reflection is a gift for our spirit. It lets deeper part of who we are come forth and be discovered. It makes it possible for us to create something new. It is a balance of who we see ourselves as now and who we see beyond right now. We blend who we are with who we want to be…with love, always with love.
One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose our own sense of self and accept the version of us that is expected by everyone else. Unless we learn to face our own shadows, we will continue to see them in others, because the world outside us is only a reflection of the world inside us. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves, because we don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
We are always with our self, so we might as well enjoy the company. The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind…without reflection, we go blindly on our own way, creating more unintended consequences and failing to achieve anything useful. The deepest secret is that “life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creating our self-anew”. Seek therefore to determine what we want to be…the more quite we become, the more we can hear.
It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey, the sooner we face that self, the better. What we perceive about ourselves is a reflection of how we will end up living our lives…