"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." -Confucius
This week I looked back on the past few months. I thought about what I've done right, the mistakes or details that I failed to notice and what I hope to improve. By taking time for self-reflection, I treat myself with more compassion, forgiveness and acceptance.
I recently read a quote by Steve Jobs - "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards." As I sift through my thoughts and think about my day, I gain a deeper understanding of my emotions and what I want most in life. I often ask myself - how am I feeling today; what am I thinking about; and why do I feel the way that I do? By looking at my thoughts without judgment and discovering what my true feelings are, I learn more about myself. I gradually move forward. I make changes and adjust to make life better.
To grow as people, we make room for improvement. Self-reflection encourages this to happen. We gain a new perspective and become the person we want to be.
Hi there! I'm Jessica, painter, creator and avid list maker. I love yoga, reading, journaling and sharing my inspirations with you. I'm so glad you're here!