The end off the year is a time of reflection for me. Is it for you? Remember that while peaceful times are pleasant, they are also static. It’s trials that cause us to grow–but only when we allow them to. How? By reflecting upon the truths they have taught us, and determinedly applying those truths to who we are–and who we are becoming.
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“The unexamined life is not worth living.” ~Socrates
“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye, looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” ~Henry David Thoreau
“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” ~Margaret J. Wheatley
“One cannot reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.” ~Lao Tzu
“Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror, but then we shall see face to face. Now we know in part, but then we shall know fully, even as we are fully known.” ~1 Corinthians 13:12
“Life can only be understood backwards. But it must be lived forwards.” ~Søren Kierkegaard