Reflect is a word that reveals what is. The thing being looked at returns to the looker. It returns as it is. Its appearance is not changed but made clearer. Details can be seen. It invites consideration, even scrutinization. To reflect invites understanding. To understand invites acceptance. To accept invites action. To act invites transformation.
Lately, I have reflected on my dreams, my thoughts, my feelings, my lack of motivation, my relationships, my losses, my choices, my actions, and much more. I have reflected on the past and the present. I have reflected on what I read, what I watch, what I hear.
As I reflect on these things, I have seen bits and pieces of what is. Things that I thought were one thing have returned to me as what they are. I have seen them more clearly. This clarity has invited me to examine what has appeared and to move into understanding, acceptance, action, and transformation. But this process doesn’t end. It is continual.
So, to reflect means to continually look, to continually see what is. It is an intentional choice to consider what is, to inspect more deeply the details, and to permit what is understood to transform one’s soul.
Here is my reflective question for the day: “What would you like to reflect upon at this moment?”