The need of Introspection

In the present scenario of fast moving world, we often achieve many things and also lose something. There are situations when we miss something. The world is changing day by day and people are no more out of this changing world. Every time we are in hurry. Sometimes it works and sometimes it won’t. Life is too short to achieve everything. Many people wants to get more and more even though if it won’t fall in their domain. Sometimes greeds surpasses the values and ethics.

Life is always beautiful. Everything happens has purpose hidden behind it provided if we take it in a different way without losing patience. Loss of patience creates many problems and if patience is lost then we definitely go for doing things in a hurry which ultimately leads to damage. We meet several people in our day to day life and we never feel reluctant in pointing to others problems, their mistakes and their wrong deeds if any. But the thing is we should also give some time to analyse ourselves, the need of introspection, an important thing which we often miss.


One of the most surprising things I have seen and experienced is that we all have time for our work, laughing and gossiping, indulging in blame – game etc. We always have time to spent on Facebook, twitter, bla bla…. and I have seen many addicted victims spending hours on these. I am not against on any of them as I am also a user of these. 🙂 The thing is we have 24 hours in a day so can’t we give at least some minutes to analyse ourselves , talk to ourselves and improve our own thinking ability, create new innovative idea that will refresh our mind and make us  a good human being.

As you know introspection means talking to ourselves and it has the power to change the mindset if done in a correct manner. Blaming on others and remembering others mistakes and pointing that is the general attitude of humans and is enjoyed a lot. One must give sometime to himself/herself as it gives you a chance to know yourself better and better. One can know himself only when he is able to give time to himself. Talking to ourselves gives a pleasant feeling and it is at this time only when we also accept our own mistakes. Yes no one is perfect and life is all about to improve ourselves and for that improvement , introspection is required.

If one is able to give at least 5 minutes also for introspection, life will be different, mind becomes sharp and if mind becomes sharp creativity and innovations can be done easily. It is just how we manage time in life. Introspection gives you the chance to discover the beautiful person hidden inside you. It allows you to find the special inside you. It gives you the ability to know your inner strength and explore yourself as much as you can. Introspection is not a big deal to implement. You don’t need electricity, laptop, mobile phones etc. for introspection. 🙂 The thing you need is “you only and I think…

You are present everywhere wherever you go. You  cannot leave yourself and go. So introspect ….


I would like to conclude this article with one of the finest quote of Swami Vivekananda and this is one of my favourite quite which perfectly describes the need of introspection…

Talk to yourself once in a day… Otherwise you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world.                                                           – Swami Vivekananda


So introspect yourself and explore the hidden strength inside you…


– Ashish Kumar


27 thoughts on “The need of Introspection

  1. Archana Kapoor September 5, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    very well articulated Ashish… introspection is needed all the time… not just at times when we are stuck or need help… it should be a way of life… that will only ensure our progress and better decisions… 🙂

    ps – I love talking to myself on a daily basis 🙂

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    • Ashish kumar September 5, 2015 / 9:22 pm

      yes, introspection should be followed as a routine in life… glad to know you are following it on daily basis…
      Thank you for reading and liking the article… Motivated by your valuable views… 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Nisthur Anadi September 5, 2015 / 11:28 pm

    Picture you have selected say to me

    Introspection means

    खुद का शिकार

    Over all Useful article.

    Thanks for sharing and sparing your valuable time to craft this piece of advise.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ashish kumar September 6, 2015 / 12:07 am

      The picture is to explore the hidden strength that one posses… 🙂
      Thank you for giving the time for reading and liking the article… 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Somali K Chakrabarti September 5, 2015 / 11:28 pm

    A nicely presented and well structured post. I would like to add here that introspection needs to be done with a open mind else we may end up indulging in self pity or self adulation.

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    • Ashish kumar September 6, 2015 / 12:05 am

      A very good point mentioned by you here and I agree on it. Obviously introspection should be done with open mind… Thank you so much for liking the article and suggesting a very fortunate point in it… glad you appreciated my work… 🙂

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  4. Rajagopal September 5, 2015 / 11:55 pm

    Appreciate this post, Ashish. One needs to not only introspect or spend time with oneself, but also outrospect, a neologism for empathy, getting out of oneself to understand the other person’s point of view. Practised together, it refines the individual and takes him to greater wishes.

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    • Ashish kumar September 6, 2015 / 12:02 am

      Thank you so much sir for giving time to read the post and present a wonderful view. Yes introspection is indeed required and so is the outrospection to the world. I have thought of taking on outrospection in a separate post so I have’t discussed here and I am very glad and fortunate that you added this point and shared your so motivating view. 🙂
      Thank you so much for reading and liking the post… felt privileged that you appreciated it… 🙂

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  5. hasmeetwrites September 6, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    That’s a beautiful post and I must say that I’m guilty of this crime. It is so easy to be a victim and blame people for everything that’s wrong in our lives. But it is very difficult to take charge of our lives and introspect!

    Very thoughtful 👏

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    • Ashish kumar September 7, 2015 / 10:01 am

      Blame – game is the common behaviour of humans and it happens… 🙂 The thing is we should avoid ourselves in indulging such activities and give some time to ourself which will improve our thinking and view towards life… 🙂
      Thank you so much for finding this post as thoughtful… glad you appreciated it… 🙂

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  6. Alok Singhal September 6, 2015 / 6:02 pm

    The point from you (we don’t need laptop, electricity etc) and quote from Swami Ji are awesome and perfect for this post (gyan actually).

    Introspection is very important, if we are to realize our true potential!

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    • Ashish kumar September 7, 2015 / 9:51 am

      Yes, introspection makes us aware of ourselves and our hidden potential… Thank you so much for liking my effort in the form of this article… 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. set2life September 6, 2015 / 11:42 pm

    Great post!
    some lines at the end of this post were amazing.
    I have strong believe in introspection

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ashish kumar September 7, 2015 / 9:50 am

      Thank you so much for liking the post… good to know that you have trust in introspection… 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Srikri September 7, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    Fabulous message.Introspection brings clarity to our mind.If we introspect on the daily basic we are sure to understand ourselves. Great post.

    Sriram & Krithiga

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ashish kumar September 7, 2015 / 10:15 pm

      Yes, one should give some time to understand itself… 🙂
      Thank you so much for liking the post… 🙂


  9. Jyoti Arora September 8, 2015 / 12:19 am

    Very nice post. Introspection is invaluable indeed in understanding ourselves, our real needs, our fear, our strengths and weaknesses. If we don’t clearly understand ourselves, I guess it becomes hard to understand the world 🙂
    I loved the quotes you used in this post.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ashish kumar September 8, 2015 / 10:34 am

      Yes, introspection makes us to understand ourself in every aspect. Glad you liked the post… 🙂
      A warm welcome to my blog Jyoti mam… You are a source of inspiration to many… Honoured to have you here… keep visiting… 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder September 8, 2015 / 3:31 am

    Very well penned, Ashish. Introspection helps us to improve, it show us our mistakes and also highlights our positive things. Of course, a neutral attitude is the very foundation of introspection, otherwise, it would be a mess…

    Loved the quote of Swamiji, it speaks a lot…

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ashish kumar September 8, 2015 / 10:30 am

      Thank you so much for liking the post and giving a valuable view on introspection. It should be taken as a part of life…
      Glad you appreciated my work… 🙂


  11. Binod Mairta September 8, 2015 / 11:59 am

    Well, one cannot disagree. I love that quote with which you concluded. Swamiji inspires me a lot.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ashish kumar September 8, 2015 / 1:54 pm

      Yes, he is a source of inspiration to millions… Thank you so much for liking the post… 🙂


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