A Time For Reflection

by Patrick Liew on October 2, 2014

As you move into the last quarter of 2014, it’s time for personal reflection.

A time to take stock of where you came from, why you are here, and where you are heading to.

Rene Descartes was famously quoted for the philosophical statement, “Cogito ergo sum. ”

It means, I think. Therefore, I am.

I like to rephrase these words as “Consulo ergo sum” and apply them in a different context.

It means, I reflect. Therefore, I am.

Take time off to think about your life.

Plan to temporarily move away from your usual circle of friends and activities.

If need be, shut yourself away from the modern world. Stop using any modern communication facilities.

No more calls on the hand phone. No emails. No WhatsApp. No Facebook. No blogs. No tweeters. No websites.

All forms of communication should be shut down for a short while.

Fast from all these facilities so as to face our Creator and face yourself.

Do it so as not to dilute your effort and be distracted from your personal reflection.

Take back your life and take charge again.

In the process of reflection, quieten your mind. Seek our Creator, the ultimate Source of truth and wisdom.

Review your life and any record of your action.

Ask reflective questions and journal your thought processes.

As you reflect, your mind will sort out your thoughts and your thoughts will sort out your mind.

When your mind is clear about what you want in your life, such clarity will bring about magic.

Critical self-reflection is one of the best ways for you to learn and improve. It helps you to change yourself and get better results.

Formulate new vision, new ideas, and new actions.

Re-think past experiences and their significance to you.

They include the good, the bad, and the ugly.

These events happened for a reason and purpose. They are vital in their own ways and they add  new meanings to your life.

Experiences are like lamp posts. They inform you on how to travel through the highways and byways  of life.

Looking back, some of the most painful experiences may just be some of the best learning experiences and turning points in your life.

In the process of reflection, you will also undergo a healing process. You will come to terms with your past.

It brings peace to your heart and help you reach out to others who are undergoing similar situations and challenges.

As you reflect upon your daily affairs, be mindful that miracles happen every day – if only you look out for them and are mindful about their existence.

You will never get older in the past or younger in the future. Therefore, do not waste any moment of your life on earth right now.

Be more grateful to our Creator for being alive.

Choose to be thankful for all the beautiful moments that add colour and spices to the tapestry of life.

Have a blessed time and the best life ahead!


Visit my Inspiration blog at http://liewinspiration.wordpress.com/

For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at http://hsrpatrickliew.wordpress.com/

Please read my reflections and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


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