We fear many things in this life, but one that I’ve personally encountered over this past summer is the FEAR OF REFLECTION.
Reflection is simply that time of pondering over, asking questions of, and interpreting things internally. Some people do this through meditation. Some make this a daily part of their prayer life. Some do it as a deliberate practice when considering a major decision. Others simply are forced to do it when something goes horribly wrong and are working to assess what happened and when.
But I’ve noticed in conversations with people that taking time to reflect and ask personal questions (to ourselves) is not something they WANT to do. There is a FEAR that shows up that they didn’t even realize was there.
- A Fear of what they will find when they stop moving.
- A Fear of what they will hear when they stop talking.
- A Fear of what they will feel when they stop rising to meet the expectations of others.
- A Fear of what answers they might get to the questions they need to ask.