The Eye of Self-Reflection


Drawing by Jessie Snoeijen

I have a theory and would love to hear anyone’s thoughts on the matter. For those striving to develop and grow personally, self-reflection is an important and vital part of that process. I wonder though, if there are stumbling blocks or blind hazards that hinder us throughout this process. If so, what is causing these hindrances? Are there thoughts and/or events from our past that create particular ideas in our head that encumber our thinking process to the point that we don’t even realize we are there?

This was true in my life; in fact, I wrote an entire book on the subject. I don’t believe I am an anomaly an am hoping to hear your thoughts. What do you think Patricia Romero, have there been realizations which you have experienced where you discovered the flaw in your thinking?

It is puzzling though how easy it is to see the flaws in others’ way of thinking. All of us could easily name 3 people who can’t seem to see a specific flaw in their character. But could we name 3 people who see a flaw in us? Jesus asked why do we look at the spec in our brother’s eye when we don’t notice the beam in our own?

I have my own theories but I would love hear yours Amanda Liberty along with anyone else. The Facebook page called VictoriousStruggle was started to help other overcome their battles. Please feel free to like and share your thoughts there as well.

It is possible that those thoughts may touch someone’s life and help them be able to get a better understanding of him or herself. Thank you and I look forward to your thoughts.

Prove Me Wrong!

Globe in handI am very excited about the future. Not because of the choices presented to me for this coming November but rather on account of my faith in the youth whose hands hold that future.  Interactions with the twenty and thirty somethings continue to amaze and delight me. Sure, they have their issues and challenges but what generation hasn’t?

Posts from Baby Boomers about how lazy and uninspired the youth of today is, frankly say more about the one doing the posting. After all who raised the current generation? Think about the legacy we are leaving them. A massive debt which they had no hand in creating, pollution fills the oceans and sky while we continue to jeopardize the production of  food and potable water. How can that not create a healthy measure of skepticism?

Every generation – and perhaps it goes back thousands of years – is chided and debased by the one which raised it, almost as though it were ingrained in our DNA to do so. But wouldn’t it make more sense to work with those to whom we have left our legacy? I will be interviewing Millennials and Gen Xers to prove my point. And I’m not just talking about the movers and shakers like Candace Galek but also the ones who struggle day to day while trying to make this world a better place. Unlike many Baby Boomers, they are not driven by greed but by living a healthy and congruent lifestyle. Their bottom line is happiness and they realize that starts from within.

If you are a 20 to 39 something and would like to share your thoughts, please feel free to contact me. And for those of you who wish to prove me wrong, your thoughts are also welcome. Thank you.