"There is no better place for self-reflection, than detention."
Two nights ago, as part of our lock-down routine, my family and I were watching a very good comedy movie. And at some point at the beginning of the movie, the headteacher says to his students in detention:
"This is what you should be thinking about... WHO YOU ARE ... in this moment in time... and ... WHO YOU WANT TO BE? You get one life, YOU DECIDE how you are going to spend it. Fortunately, there is no better place for self-reflection, than detention."
Now, I don't know about you, but this is something that only confirms what I've been thinking about everyday ever since this lock-down began.
I have to admit, as every person, I had my bad days, good days, I've experienced fear, worries, anxiety and searched for answers in the quiet hours of the night, looking up at the stars and deep down inside myself, meditated and listened to my hypnotherapy recordings, I've consulted my guides and worked in my dreams. Anything that could point me towards what I should or shouldn't do, what I can or can't do and what I would really like to do for the rest of my life.
Because I truly see this moment in time as a turning point in human history when we are faced with this big question: If you could choose, what would you like to do with the rest of your life?
This global crisis situation is both danger and opportunity. Why opportunity you might ask? When our normal way of life is affected by it, ourselves and our families are affected by it and our businesses are obviously affected by it (unless you provide an essential product or service) and all over the news it seems like the forecast and impact on the global economy is not looking good?!
I can share with you why I believe this is an opportunity, because it gives you a chance to stop and reflect on your life, your path (something you struggled to do before, due to your very busy schedule). To take some time to look in the mirror and see behind the masks. The masks that you created your entire life in order to be able to fit better in the society, to make yourself known, loved, needed and to feel that you belong somewhere. To see who you really are!
It is not easy to do that, I know, it requires courage and honesty, self-love, acceptance, forgiveness and time. But the beauty of it is that once you start, you immediately experience some sort of relief or lightness in your body, you smile and maybe even say: "actually, that wasn't as hard as I believed it would be!". It gives you confidence to continue, to find out more about yourself, to fall in love with yourself again!
I personally love self-reflection times. I had so many during my entire life and I am sure you had, too. The most amazing ideas or projects started after a deep self-reflection time. I've managed to heal myself emotionally and find my soulmate and start a family after one of the most important self-reflection moments. To find my true calling and pursue my dreams. We couldn't exist without them, because they allow you to get in touch with your true human nature, to explore your thoughts and feelings, to learn how to deal with them, to listen to your heart and intuition (that inner voice that whispers and gets louder and louder once you pay attention to it).
And, when you finally see clearly, that aha moment is so inexplicably wonderful, you can't even describe how you feel inside when you find the right answers for you, by yourself, and you know with all your being that this is the right thing to do. Nothing can stop you! You have so much energy and enthusiasm that you could scream to the world: LIFE IS WONDERFUL! I LOVE MY LIFE!
My conclusion... self-reflection time in lock-down... totally worth it! 😊
So... "This is what you should be thinking about... WHO YOU ARE ... in this moment in time... and ... WHO YOU WANT TO BE? You get one life, YOU DECIDE how you are going to spend it. Fortunately, there is no better place for self-reflection, than detention."
Thank you for reading! I truly appreciate it!
Love and Stay Safe... Mariana