A new month. A new beginning.
Time moving forward with wisdom.
Time graced with the ability to reflect.
Tonight, I take this chance to pause and reflect on this past month.
I began to look back in my journals to see if and what I had written on this day exactly one year ago.
I grab my journal labeled with a "2". I turn the pages and try to find today's date: February 27.
I anxiously shuffle through the pages and find it! Large, underlined numbers at the top of the page reading 2/27/2022.
I read a short poem I had written.
A perfect opportunity to see into the reflection of who I was during that time.
A mirror of opportunity to have a real glimpse at where I was, how far I've come and the reminder of how far I still have to go.
A humbling yet powerful feeling. The humbling experience of being a lifelong learner rooted in the power of being.
Knowing the greater the wisdom the greater the awareness of being.
Feeling the energy of the words. Tuning into the sense of self during that time.
Seeing into the wisdom I have gained since then and resting in the knowing I still have a lot more to learn.
When I began this routine of investing time in self-reflection, I had no idea how much I would actually gain.
Not only have I gained self-awareness, but like a compass this time helped me find the direction of my growth. The parts of me that still need love, attention and time. The confidence that where I am on this journey is exactly where I'm meant to be.
Perhaps you've wanted to find a routine or ritual rooted in reflection. Or perhaps you haven't thought about it until now.
Wherever you are on your journey, allow this to be your permission to invest time in self-reflection and the openness to learn about your inner most authentic self.
May the new month ahead nourish the opportunities you give yourself to fall in love with truest version of you.