Reflection, in scientific terms, is the backscattering of sound or light, without absorbing it. It’s mirroring. And it can happen metaphorically when we see ourselves in others ― in their strengths and challenges. Reflection is also what we do when we turn our own sights inward in contemplation.
Inspiration for deeper reflection
As part of a morning practice, use the Daily Calm session each day as a journal prompt and, after listening, reflect in writing on what the message means to you.
Create intentional space for deeper thought. Use your lunch hour once a week or once a month to be by yourself, without errands to run or other distractions ― and just be with your thoughts.
Ask yourself Why? more often. “Why am I doing this?” “Why is this happening?” “Why do I wear these clothes?” “Why do I hold this belief?” “Why am I here?”
Build your concentration to train your mind to stay with deeper thought. Start with the two-minute Deep Concentration meditation in the Calm app.
At the end of each month, look back on the month and celebrate the highs, honor the lows, and note the learnings that you’d like to carry forward.
Who do I spend most time with? How am I like them?