Reaction Vs. Reflection

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.”

— Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

We spend a lot of time reacting everyday – job pressures, traffic, children crying, teenage tantrums, spousal arguments, 24/7 news assaults, emails, texts, phone calls, etc.

Meditation allows us to directly participate in our lives instead of living life as an afterthought. ~Stephen Levine

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But how much time do we spend each day reflecting?

Quiet contemplation is very powerful. It helps us sort out the important and meaningful from the trivial and meaningless. It helps us put a bit of calm to our day. It can help us refocus and re-prioritize.

Maybe that means turning off the radio on our commute. Perhaps that means spending a few minutes in quiet contemplation at night. Possibly that means writing down our thoughts and sharing them with others.

How we reflect and what we reflect upon is up to us. But for what it’s worth, I find it most useful to reflect upon everything I have been given.

And how I can give that to others. Or help them find it in themselves.


Today’s gift of time … Martial arts with my kids – a benefit for the mind, the body, and the family. 

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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