“Self-reflection is like looking into a mirror and describing what you see. It is a way of assessing yourself, your ways of working and how you study. To put it simply “reflection” means to think about something…” I think I had it wrong all along. To me it was looking in the mirror and telling yourself you are beautiful, you are strong, you are courageous, God loves me, I love me… BUT the meaning to self-reflection is much clearer now.
I must admit, I feel bad about my delta feedback to this group. The intend of their choice on how they chose to facilitate had a deeper meaning which I now understand. Self-reflection is now always a popular topic for some people. Sometimes you need to force people to do this because life takes way and you tend to forget the important things, what drives and motivates you. If you forget this, your life looses meaning. Deep ne?
It reminded me of a couple that we were shepherding a few years ago. Young, popular cell group leaders. The lead cell for the younger twentyz congregation. These groups like to socialize and always have plans together and still studies and parties and having fun. They were almost caught up in this as they started to drift away from one another (still dating at that time). They changed and were no longer intuitive with one another. We had to make a call and invited them for dinner at our house. So, we prepared the dinner, created a romantic feel and when they arrived, we left them there. Till this date they cannot thank us enough as we created that a-ha moment for them to just stop life and reflect. Reflect on their relationship, what was going on, where do they want it to go.
Best decision ever, they are married today, and my friend still says, if it was not for us, they wouldn’t be together today. It might be a stupid example, but that stood out for me on how important it is to reflect and how it can impact your life good or bad. So, insist on reflecting on yourself ever so often, more often than you use to, make self-reflection inevitable… XoXo