Morning Prayer 14/100. Self reflection

Self reflection

Self reflection

Self reflection is a great deal of everything. And, I believe, self reflection is simply a great deal.

Notice the photograph I took yesterday, of a very young girl trying on sun glasses in a shop in Carmel by the Sea. She had it down to an artful science. Select a pair of sunglasses, slip them on, turn s l o w l y to the mirror to her left, peer at her face behind the glasses, peer at the glasses in front of her face, tilt her head to the left, tilt it to the right.

That got her as far as short-listing the glasses. No-go’s went back on the rack. Maybe’s went on a small table behind her. I didn’t stay to learn her final decision.

However, those few minutes of observation allowed me to consider the amazing values of self-reflection. I don’t mean the value of self-improvement, although that’s surely a powerful good that critical reflection can bring. No, that little girl was delighting in the opportunity to peruse herself.

You and I have the amazing opportunity to peruse ourselves as well. To stand in front of our spiritual, personal mirror and enjoy what we let ourselves see.

Below this posting are listed the categories and tags which relate to this posting’s content. I usually write a post then select the categories and the tags. This morning I went to the tags list and the categories list first. In both instances, I realized that the self-reflection I’m referring to covers more tags and categories than I can select.

Consider the limitless wonders you are: joy and power, peace and healing, love and humor, strength and humility. A few minutes in front of your personal mirror can show you all of that. And more. And you don’t have to return any of what you see to the rack; you don’t have to keep a few for the “maybe” list. All you see is you.

God our Mirror,
the beauty you allow us to see
that is our Self
is your creation and your blessing.
The joy you allow us to recognize
that is our Being
is your gift and your pleasure.
The peace you provide us
that is our Essence
is your Spirit alive as your Child.
God, grant us awareness to be free
to make the time and the comfort
to reflect on our Self, to be still and know
we are your Child.
And so it is. Amen.