Charlois Principles

Principal 10) In order to maintain the proper relationship to God and creation we need to be in a state of systematic self-reflection.

Plato said it best when he quoted Socrates in Apology; “The unexamined life is a life not worth living.”

“Remember the past, and learn from it;

Dream about the future, and plan for it;

But never forget to live in the present,

Savoring every moment and event.

     Self-examination is crucial to personal growth, and personal growth is essential if we are to become the people we were created to be.

     Many philosophies promote this idea of reflection, admonishing adherents to reflect and journal.  It is by practicing such discipline that we grow as individuals.  Laying bare both our successes and our failures, giving us an honest appraisal of ourselves.

     Once we have a view of the landscape from which we are operating, we can then mold our personal growth program on both our gifts and weaknesses, becoming the best version of ourselves possible.

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