Now that school is back in session and the house has returned to a quiet sanctuary - I have time to think, time to focus, time to reflect.
I believe that reflection, on life, on self, on focus and change is important. I believe that reflection is needed for growth and to evolve as a person. Without reflection you can not learn who you are, where you have been, or where you are headed.
I am learning however, that reflection can be a double-edged sword. Reflection may help spur growth and change, but as an over-thinking worrywart, refection often comes at a cost... opening old wounds, stirring emotions, reminding of pain and sadness as well as joy and success.
It is not easy to spend time working on ones self when it hurts, when there is pain and sorrow. No one wants to be reminded of the bad choices, the ignorant decisions, the blows from those we thought loved us, or at best, liked us. Without spending time reflecting though, how would we ever rise up from the ashes?
Reflection may bring me tears, it may allow regret to creep in and for me to feel vulnerable and exposed, but some how I am a better person for feeling it, for allowing myself to reflect on the moments of the past and using what I gain from my refection to grow.
So here is to my quiet house, my time to think, time to focus, time to reflect, my time to grow and feel and move forward in this crazy insane life.