Week 28 – The Power of Reflection
Reflection is like the silence between the notes of a musical piece. Without silence, check all we would hear is a myriad of jumbled sounds. Without silence there would be no time to let the musical notes soak in and touch our soul. It is in that silence that we come to recognize the harmony or dis-harmony in all aspects of life. Silence becomes the teacher. A life lived on purpose doesn’t happen by chance. It requires planning, cialis effort and commitment. It also requires reflection. And questioning is at the heart of reflection. It allows us to see what’s happening along our journey, ask to understand the impact of the choices we make and to acknowledge our experiences and accomplishments. Reflection reminds us to treasure the insights and learning we gain along the journey and to recognize, appreciate and accept our own truths. It creates opportunities, privileged moments of encounter, wisdom, insights, AHA moments and clarity. It allows us to evaluate the path chosen and search for answers to continue on our life’s journey. Why is reflection so important? A wise professor once told me that personal leadership is born out of self-knowledge. One must have a good sense of where one is, where one has been, before one can know where one needs to go. That is the essence of what reflection does.