Do you take time for reflection?
After an event, class or interaction perhaps you pause for a bit and take time to reflect back on how it went and what you learned?
I looked up the word reflection or reflect and here are a few things the dictionary said:
- the act of reflecting mirroring, or giving back or showing an image; the state of being reflected in this way.
- a thought occurring in consideration or meditation
As I finished up my third Glow Kauai Spiritual Vacation Retreat last weekend, I have taken time for reflection this past week.
I have been having individual retreat follow up calls with the participants, going over the many things we did and what their thoughts are on all of it. Everyone fills out a Discovery form, before they register for the retreat. They answer many questions of reflection.
The participants go over these forms with me, and are reminded of what they wrote many months ago. Each one gets to see if they received what they stated they wanted by being with us for the retreat.
It’s been interesting to hear all of the feedback each I’ve spoken with so far, have told me. Everyone received what they wrote they wanted from the retreat and lots more.
When you host a dinner or perhaps some event for your family or business, it’s important to take time for reflection after it’s over.
Do you agree?
Sometimes you may hear something you don’t feel comfortable about, only, taking the time for feedback and reflection is crucial to hosting another event, party, retreat, business meeting etc. to be better than the last, don’t you think?
To me it’s about growing and getting better as life goes on. If you don’t consciously take the time to reflect and receive feedback, how will you know?
As the photo above says, “Reflection, looking back so that the view looking forward is even clearer”.
I find that when I host anything, my women’s circles, retreats, a dinner party, I am being vulnerable with what may occur. Always, I come away feeling like I’ve learned and grown, as I take time for reflection.
It’s important not to beat yourself up if something didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to. It can be scary to step up into a leadership role of any kind, including hosting a dinner!
I find however that in the end, I always come away a stronger, more confident person, knowing that I brought a group of souls together to learn from one another. Even a simple dinner party.
So my message to you today is to take time for reflection, on a daily basis.
Simply check in with yourself and first see how you’re feeling. Remember our emotions are the best indicator of what we’ve been saying to ourselves and what we’re thinking. I’ll include the Emotional Scale again at the bottom of this article for you to review again and perhaps print, and keep it where you’ll look at it every day.
If you’re a visual person like I am, keeping the Emotional Scale handy, will help you to be aware of what’s going on with you at any moment of your day.
Reflection is an important tool to use often.
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With love and blessings,