Friday, November 27, 2009

The Mirror of Introspection

Through love and sincerity,
your inner life in every way

by daily looking into the
mirror of introspection.

~Paramahansa Yogananda

Of Note: Busy lives provide little time for introspection. We fill our days with lots of seemingly important stuff until we fall into bed each night exhausted. So one day gets piled onto the next until we are old and look back not quite knowing where the time went and what we did with it. There is another way. Ageless wisdom suggests a period of looking back on the day with a short reflection as to our thoughts and subsequent actions. Great insight is possible with such a practice. It really sounds too simple to work, but it does. And besides that it's free.

Today's Weather Report: Dense cloud cover described the day. Temps were in the 20's so a jacket was a must outdoors. Our new dog, Misty, is adjusting very well--it is like she has lived here her whole life. What energy! However, the cats have not adjusted to her energy yet and stay hidden most of the time. The only exception is the old cat, Beaner, who walks right by the dog as if she isn't there. Guess it helps that the elder feline is blind in one eye and deaf.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

St. Ignatius and the Jesuits also suggest a time of reflection at the end of the day very similar to what you mention here...excellent idea. Thanks for the good reminder.