Self examination is a spiritual practice that helps to monitor and access the morals of one self each day. It is recommended to be done twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. The morning sessions should focus on the responsibilities and tasks for the day. The evening session should be a reflection of the day. Asking one self a lot of questions and reflecting. Avoiding quilt and negative thoughts will make for a successful self examination.
- Many religions advocate self-examination as a practice. It has been defined as an assessment and monitoring of our moral progress.
- Seneca posed some questions that could be asked at the end of the day self-examination such as “What temptation did I resist today?”
- The practice of self-examination can be a useful tools towards making progress towards goals. One should not take it as an avenue for guilt feelings.
“Many advocates of this practice, past and present, note that it should be engaged in twice a day.”