The Reflective Cycle

As my professor mentioned, to reflect on something does not mean to meditate in a spa-like atmosphere.  It is not a long walk by the beach.  It is definitely not the cycle of how an object is reflected on a mirror surface.  It is deep thought and even deeper critical way of thinking as we observe and learn from the world and the words that surround us.   I like that she says it is focused and rigorous thinking. The way we reflect is different and complex.  We should do it constantly.  We can learn from ANY experience, even the negative ones.  At the end, we will end up with a new or refined focus…it will provoke new questions or new experiences to focus on.   Here’s an illustration I created following her example.

When have you reflected this way?

As my professor mentioned, to reflect on something does not mean to meditate in a spa-like atmosphere.  It is not a long walk by the beach.  It is the cycle of how an object is reflected on a mirror surface.  It is deep thought and even deeper critical way of thinking as we observe and learn from the world and the words that surround us.   I like that she says it is focused and rigorous thinking. The way we reflect is different and complex.  We should do it constantly.  We can learn from ANY experience, even the negative ones.  At the end, we will end up in a new focus…it will provoke us new questions or new things to focus on.   Here’s an illustration.  What do you think it means?

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