Thoughts and metaphysical musings...

on…reflection

“Don’t look Back” the song says…this edict is so popular in songwriting that more than 50 artists on Itunes alone have recordings with that very title. What is so bad about looking back? Isn’t is possible that looking back can be helpful? Perhaps we can examine why so many, from Boston to Bruce Springsteen, advise so strongly against it. The word reflect has it’s roots in the Latin reflectere, meaning to bend back. When we look into a mirror and gaze at ourselves, we call it “our reflection”. But according to Mirriam Webster’s, the specific definition is, “something that shows the effect, existence, or character of something else”. Certainly understanding the effect of our past experiences s