Self-Reflection: Why It's Important to Look Inside
The inward journey is a necessary part of healing. This process takes
us deep beneath our surface awareness to places sometimes forgotten; but,
nonetheless, places that inform our daily interactions and decisions.
As we fill our lives with things we deem important, we often are pushed
and pulled away from a primary relationship with God. Our self-reflection
allows us to find our way back to God. This journey provides us with the
opportunity of turning away from external distractions and turning towards
an expectant God.
Journey, Theologian Howard Thurman says that ".... at such times
we can know the Spirit of the living God, not as an idea or form, but
as an enveloping presence emerging all the parts of our being
It is ever a grace and benediction to be able to come to a halt, to stop,
to pause, to make rest a motion." While we always start our inward
journey as seekers; we leave the self-reflection transformed because of
our desire to know and be known.
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