Lakeside ReflectionsOne of the important tasks in later life is to review our lives and to deal with any unresolved issues. Here are some of my on-going points for reflection (to which I will inevitably add):

It is the time to seek peace with ourselves and with others.

It is a time to let go of feelings of regret and failure – and not continue clinging on to them.

It is a time to let go of hurts and resentments and to find the healing that enables us to let them go.

It is a time to seek reconciliation with others (where this is appropriate and possible), but, more importantly, to forgive others (for what we perceive they have done to us and maybe others).

It is a time to accept ourselves and our life journey, the choices we have made, what we have done, and not done.

It is a time to reflect on our deepest noble intentions and desires.

It is a time for recalling the generosity (remembering the many different ways in which we have contributed to the lives of others) and virtue in our lives, as this brings a sense well-being to our minds.

It is a time of coming to a deeper understanding of ourselves and seeing our life as a whole.