Our lives are certainly busy, often filled with one activity after another. And while there is nothing wrong with that, and in fact, is what keeps us going, there is also nothing wrong with taking time to sit back, relax, review, and reflect. By balancing both, we find that they serve each other well.
While I’m not sure who wrote this, it is important to remember that “self-reflection is necessary to dig beneath our own layers and visit the inner crevices of our heart and mind to develop an understanding of life.”
A year into COVID, perhaps now is a great time to stop momentarily and see how far we’ve come, both personally and professionally. In our reflections, we can examine who we were last year versus who we are today. Look around you and you will see those who have shaped you, the experiences that have defined your journey, your evolving thoughts and feelings…all of it has created this moment in time and has created who you are today.
What did this last year teach you? Are there friends you have gained and family you have lost? See all of it, feel all of it, no matter how difficult, because it is the rich tapestry of the fabric of your life. Let the insights and healing grow inside, linking your heart to your mind and the rhythm of the earth, creating a pool of calmness within. There’s no rush…take your time and reflect on the past, the present, and the future…finding the balance that allows you to face all that crosses your path.