“Let’s not do that again!” creeps out when we’ve acted and failed.
“On no, not again!” seeps out as a sigh or groan.
Sometimes we’ve said these phrases to ourselves or at other times heard it from someone else.
These remarks can lead to a reflection and review to examine ourselves and a revision.
In Christian literature Paul advised us to “examine yourselves… in 2 Corinthians 13:5.
“An unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates said this because having a mechanical life with an unthinking routine, under the rules of others without ever examining whether or not they truly want to live with those routines or rules is basically not worth living anymore.
We examine our lives to avoid a waste of our precious time to avoid making the same mistake again.
Review can lead to revisions to our lifestyles and we chose live by the right priorities.
It is a weighty matter to look back and find our lives heavily out of balance.
When we seek a steady peace of mind, we consider whether the character we show the world aligns with the intent we claim is in our souls.
Review, reflection, and revision can hurt at first but heal in the long run.