Reflecting on Introspect
Irony is rarely ever convenient. I have been racking my brain trying to find something that I have meditated on so that I could share it here. I couldn't come up with anything and it was irritating for two ironic reasons. 1) A few days ago I had a topic that resonated with me and I thought I wanted to share it, but I didn't write it down and I couldn't remember where I wanted to go with it. 2) At the beginning of the week we had a short conversation within the organization in which I said that not having something to write about is an excuse because there is so much that could be discussed, it just requires paying attention. So drawing a blank was getting under my skin. However, out of all that came the thought of why introspection is important to me. I also thought of why I thought having a blog about things we meditate on would be interesting at the least. It's a reminder that I need to slow down once in a while and do a self-evaluation. Typically introspection is probably something we go through when something unwelcomed has happened in life and we are trying to figure out how to cope or why we reacted a certain way to something. Since I have been feeling like I'm riding pretty high lately, and running around a good bit as well, I feel like I haven't taken time to be alone with my thoughts and just ponder. Maybe I have been avoiding it, that's possible too now that I think about it (more irony). What I'm saying, if I'm saying anything at all, is make time to process and reflect on things you have going on within you and around you. If not daily, then perhaps at least weekly for the sake of your sanity. Introspection, for me, helps me make sure I am not carrying stress, emotions or anything of that sort that I don't need to carrying. I don't know about you, but I can create baggage for myself out of thin air sometimes, so processing and letting those things go helps alleviate that. Since it works for me, I would encourage anyone to do the same. Have a great Monday!