Definitions: (1) having cognizance of the operations of the mind; capable of exercising thought or judgment <reflective reasoning>; (2) an idea, or opinion formed or a remark made as a result of meditative thoughtfulness; deep consideration of some subject matter, idea, or purpose; (3) the ability to appreciate then to project, in a new way, the value being appreciated
Observation: A motivational speaker, counselor, or other professional helper must be able to present those embryonic qualities the other person wants or needs, so that the quality and the person can face each other and see how to harmoniously merge with each other.
• There are two basic types of reflection: self-reflection (taking another look at what was done in the – usually recent – past. Asking “What should I have done?” and “What should I do next time?”) and contemplative reflection capable of revealing deeper aspects of universe reality.
Symbol: the mirror
Mythological Figure: Narcissus, a Greek youth who fell in love with his own reflection