As I sit here and contemplate my day, I reflect over the list of things I wish to accomplish in this 24 hour period. When today is gone I won't be able to change a thing about it. I will only be able to look back at it with thoughtfulness, and study things that I think I could have done better. I can ponder each decision and make changes where I need to, one seldom wishes to repeat the same mistakes.
Contemplation is a creative exercise. The possibilities are almost endless when you think about it.
Time spent thinking things through carefully and thoroughly helps ensure good results. I for one could benefit from this. There are many times I have said something and wished it was attached to a fishing pole and I could just reel it back in.
So as I reflect back over choices made in my life there are some that in retrospect I would have done differently. Yet there are many more I wouldn't change for a minute.
Contemplation is about time out for yourself, an important factor to overall well being. Take some time today for relaxing, reflecting, meditating, contemplating.
"As a host of spiritual explorers from all ages have
testified, a marvelous change in identity happens
from the simple act of sitting quietly in the presence
of the chaos of disorganized thoughts, feelings,
and rhythms of heart and breath.
Watching the whirlwind that occupied
the center of my sense of self,
I gradually changed from being
the diseased one to being
compassionate-objective observer who
could transcend the chaos and remain calm.
In the middle of that battleground
which is my personality --
swept with confused alarms of struggle
and flight where the ignorant armies of
the superego and id clashed by night --
I discovered a peaceful kingdom."