What do you see when you look in the mirror each new day? What do you see on the screen of your mind when you consider your value, your identity and sense of life purpose?
Reflection is a valuable action step to take in each new situation of your day. Why, because your decisions are abased on “how you see and hear things”, not necessarily reality or facts.
For example, my day is all planned out, but the schedule is tight. I am driving to my first appointment and notice a traffic jam on the road ahead. My natural eyes can see stopped vehicles, but I don’t know why. Depending on what I believe about myself, life and traffic jams, I will create scenarios on the screen of my mind that will cause either a positive or negative experience.
What I “see” creates scenarios not necessarily facts.
Another example looks like this… I determined to become a life coach, so I researched different schools and training institutes and even downloaded applications. Life responsibilities started to grab for my attention so I walk away from my research.
With so much going on, I looked at the possibility of becoming a life coach, but did not look at the reality of becoming one. Kind of reminds of a passage in James chapter one is from the Message Bible.
22-24 Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.
25 But whoever catches a glimpse of the revealed counsel of God—the free life!—even out of the corner of his eye, and sticks with it, is no distracted scatter-brain but a man or woman of action. That person will find delight and affirmation in the action.
Seeing and listening are one in the same. Both create scenarios…
With these thoughts in mind, why not take some time through each day over the couple of weeks to learn more about what you see and hear so that you can be honest about the scenarios you are creating? Perhaps you can create some new and positive outcomes, by noticing what you are creating!
Have a great week!, Rob