Tag Archives: introspection

See Yourself

I stumbled across the old, informal portrait last week while culling duplicate photographs and postcards from an archive box. The portrait was shot by my ex boyfriend during a short vacation to South Dakota. He was astonished that I had … Continue reading

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Self-Examination

“I’ve always had difficulty with self-examination.” I made that statement during a walk with my friend Jonathan. There always seemed to be some anguish along with very little self-congratulation involved. Yet introspection seems to have always been present in my … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

The insurance company’s policy renewal form requested that I reaffirm my identity. They required my first name, surname, and middle initial. The next line requested my home street address, city, state, Zip Code, and telephone numbers. In another box, I … Continue reading

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Managing Security

This year has been another doozy in so far as my personal life is concerned. Thankfully it wasn’t as severe as 2020, though. Yet, a romantic breakup this spring along with the deaths of a family member and two friends … Continue reading

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Understanding Oneself

It’s easy for us to superficially evaluate people we know very¬†little about. We may have little or no understanding of what someone is saying or writing but we do not hesitate in appointing ourselves as her or his judges. If … Continue reading

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A Sense Of Self

While listening to one of Sam Harris’ meditation app episodes, my monkey mind drifted onto the subject “sense of self”. As I began reflecting on it, I imagined that such contemplation is a very introspective mental act. A sense of … Continue reading

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A Man Of The Times?

Yesterday was one of those typical personal Sundays when I spend an hour or so in introspection. Earlier, I had just enjoyed a few minutes of phone conversation with my young friend Jonathan. He asked for some advice regarding maintenance … Continue reading

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