Why is self-reflection so important? Effective self-reflection is a vital part of any spiritual or self-development progress. It is a technique that, if done correctly, can significantly advance your self-empowerment and realign you with purpose and passion.
Self reflection can be likened to looking at yourself in a mirror and then describing what you see.
Self-reflection can be likened to looking at yourself in a mirror and then describing what it is you see. You are looking at and questioning what is reflected at you. You see deeper than merely what is in front of you, though. You actively look past the obvious by reflecting on getting further meaning and perspective.
A quick way to answer this question is to ask yourself how often do you stop, question and act? The vast majority of us live our lives busily. We do not stop to take in the world around us. The many wonderful sights, sounds, energies, smells etc.
We tend to live our lives quickly, taking action without a second thought. Living and lurching from one situation to the next. Often unhelpful thoughts and actions are repeated mindlessly as we do not take the time just to stop and process the information around and within us.
Wouldn’t life be easier if we took a few seconds to stop and reflect before taking effective and mindful action? Imagine the amount of suffering we could avoid with this simple process. Self-reflection gives you the time and space to decide before you take action.
Self-reflection is a beautiful creativity and manifestation enhancer. It allows time for fresh ideas and solutions to come up. Answers to all manner of things may become more apparent and in ways that had not been considered.
Spiritually, self-reflection helps to strengthen your connection with the world around you. It helps increase your intuition and confidence which helps increase passion and give you a stronger sense of purpose in your life.