Self-Reflection

A22078CB-9B8A-40B2-943A-FDE9E97FF8F1“Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!”
‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:40‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Self-Reflection

Self-reflection is paramount for a person to learn from his/her mistakes and past situations. Ideally, it is a systematic way to learn to be positive and make better decisions. In the process, one distances him/herself from his/her ego and thereby learns to appreciate the qualities that improve one’s self acceptance; and it allows the individual to have better understanding and empathy for others.
Artists often paint self-portraits which helps them “know thyself” and then their ability to capture the essence of others is improved.
My daughter’s most recent self-portrait seems to capture hers perfectly.
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Imagination

C192DA50-2AB3-44E5-A70E-7CCC501373C3“”Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!””
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Imagination

One definition of imagination is the forming of experiences in the mind. One of my favorite ways to relax is to imagine. It turns out this mental activity is very complex and no one explanation of its mechanism will suffice. Two of my favorite movies mention imagination, The Italian Job and Miracle on 34 Street.
Having imagination tends to afford resourcefulness and creativity. (It seems to me our government needs more of those qualities) Strangely enough, sometimes I can actually see with my eyes closed in complete darkness; and, now I understand that the Mind’s eye, developed through imagination, accounts for such phenomena. Can you imagine??

Daydreaming

1D4FF2DA-0E7F-421B-B6D6-9E99514CFF2CDaydreaming
Daydreaming is a time when your brain focuses on whatever it wants and it allows you to feel peace and hope and to relieve stress. I believe it is the opposite of mindfulness. Daydreaming allows you to be creative and imaginative and to solve problems. It seems to me that while our societal demands require more and more protocols, our ability to think is disappearing.

Mindfulness

BD26BEE9-D817-4025-BD1B-7343FEF0B247Mindfulness is a technique developed in 1979 for relaxation and stress reduction. Since that time, the number of articles devoted to mindfulness has grown exponentially such that by 2025, potentially all medical articles will be on mindfulness. It is nearly impossible to get through medical training without multiple lectures/courses on mindfulness. Perhaps if physicians are focused on mindfulness, they will not notice what is happening to healthcare.