Self-Reflection Mode

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

Matthew 7:3-5 NIV

It has been quite a while! I have no excuse but to say I’m sorry. I just haven’t had the motivation to write. However, I’m here now and I thought I’d share some of my many experiences during this unprecedented time.

Self reflection is such a humbling process. Especially, during this time of lock-down. I have found myself doing a lot of these….more so, with the people I love and respect – my family.

One thing I’ve realised so far is this, you get what you give. People would normally reciprocate the energy you give consciously or subconsciously so watch your energy!

What kind of energy are you giving?

Like I said, I’ve had to do a lot of self reflections recently. Let’s keep it real, I can be a moody human and my energy can be very discouraging at times. My attitude, mood can come off as being passive when things generally don’t go my way. However, I expect others to understand this and cut me some slacks.

See, I’m a big fan of this outlook in life; “putting others in your shoes” and giving people the “benefit of doubt” but what you shouldn’t become is that person who constantly acts this way and no one wants to be around because the energy you give is just too toxic and draining!

Yes, it’s good to protect your energy and not let others dampen yours but the honest truth is this; people you love and respect has a big influence over you. Whether you like it or not you have that same influence over your loved ones too. It is your responsibility to watch your energy and produce what you would like to see in others.

“Vibe high and the magic around you will unfold.”

– Akilnathan Logeswaran

It is your responsibility to make people around you feel comfortable and not on the edge all the time. There is too much sadness and hurt in this world, you don’t need to add to it.
Make peace, be kind with your words and actions too. Settle misunderstanding with love and understanding.

I was reminded of 1 Corinthians 13:3-7 NIV

“If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

Love yourself enough today to sit down and do a self-reflection. It is essential to find out why you think and do some certain things. Find out the root cause of your behaviours, habits, actions etc…Then, work on becoming a better version of yourself. God wants you to improve and to be better each day, You have the Holy Spirit who will certainly help you.

“Everybody else needs mirrors to remind themselves who they are. You’re no different.”

May God shine His light on you each day. Your life is too precious!

I love you,