Most of us (up until now) tend to go about our days on autopilot, in essence fulfilling our daily roles and responsibilities, but often not giving deeper thought of what’s going on inside and around us.
Reflection comes from the Latin word ‘reflectere’, meaning to bend back, to turn back or to turn around. It gives us an opportunity to pause amidst the chaos, untangle and sort through observations and experiences, consider multiple possible interpretations, and create meaning.
The process of reflection helps us make sense of our day-to-day experiences, it can help us to move forward, to come to decisions, to create a course of action, and to challenge ourselves to be creative and dynamic.
‘I know more than I know and must learn it from myself.’ This wonderful line from the novel Gilead by Marilynne Robinson captures the power of reflective thought. When we reflect, we are our own teacher, and through reflection, we bring consciousness to something we already know (at the unconscious level) and teach ourselves.
At NuLife, we endeavour to likewise create a platform for helping professionals and the public to ponder upon collective themes that can be extracted from daily interactions and experiences upon further introspection. We hope these reflections accumulated from Storyteller by Morgan Harper Nichols would ultimately enrich our dynamic and long-standing life journeys and serve timely in times of rejuvenation and meaning-making.