Daily reflection has proved to be very beneficial. Over time, I have formed the habit of going over in my mind the day’s events. And I allow the feelings to bubble up.
- If it’s joy, I re-enter the event in my imagination, and relive it again. I am reinforcing and strengthening my joy.
- If it’s something negative like hurt or irritation, I would reflect on the cause. Is it my own unfulfilled expectations? Is it the other person’s lack of consideration? How can I do better next time?
For people who like a more deliberate structure and the authority of 400 years of tradition initiated by St Ignatius of Loyola, these five steps are very helpful.
These daily reflections gets me unstuck from today and moves me on to tomorrow.
An unexamined life is not worth livingSocrates