Introspection: A reflective looking inward : An examination of one's own thoughts and feelings. It is a psychological term that refers to self-reassessment. I have found myself "introspecting" a lot during this past month with emphasis on the events of this past week. How often do we do things out of curiousity or out of our own need system? Often we do things simply to be part of the larger picture. Our flesh succumbs more readily than does our spirit, but in the long run, our spirit wins out because it carries within it the true essence of who we are, or more importantly, who God has called us to be.
I have looked at what is important in my life and recently, I have been put into a position of prioritizing and re-structuring not only who I am, but what I was allowing myself to become involved in. We are all comprised of many variables and when asked, I describe myself as being multi-faceted and resilient. I am relying on my resiliency right now to get me through a very painful time. Once I have cleared my head and exited the tunnel, I will grasp my spirituality with a fervor and resume my God directed life path. Emotional pain can be a good thing if we use it to our advantage, i.e. to introspect and sort out what we find within, then re-prioritize our life path.
The moral of this post today is to suggest that perhaps introspection is something each of us should do periodically in order to sweep away the unnecessary debris going on within us and re-focus on the higher plane of existence, that being our spirituality.