28 Insightful Quotes to Guide Your Self-Reflection Journey


We’ve curated a collection of 28 insightful quotes designed to guide your journey of self-reflection. They are bursts of wisdom from various philosophers and thinkers, each quote shedding light on different aspects of our inner world. Let these words inspire you and assist you in navigating life. Remember, every journey begins with a single step, followed by another.

Each month we share these quotes in our online Yoga and Pilates classes. You do the class and we end with a beautiful inspiring quote to help you feel uplifted. If you’d like to try out our classes you can sign up to a free 7 day trial over here.  

Self-reflection is an essential aspect of personal development, it allows you to understand your thoughts, emotions, and actions on a deeper level. It open ups a dialogue with your inner self, often leading to powerful insights and realisations. Inspirational quotes can serve as wonderful catalysts for introspection. 

However, we also like to remind you not to stay too long in the land of self-reflection… remember life is happening NOW.

Always merrymaking,
Emma + Carla 

28 Insightful Quotes to Guide Your Self-Reflection Journey

“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.” — Proverb

“Self-reflection is a humbling process. It’s essential to find out why you think, say, and do certain things – then better yourself.” — Sonya Teclai

“Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.” — Anonymous

“Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything can be changed by our minds.” — Buddha


online-yoga-meditation-trial-ad“People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind spot.” — Bryant McGill

“You attract what you are, not what you want. So if you want it then reflect it.” — Tony Gaskins

“Your life is a reflection of your thoughts. If you change your thinking, you change your life.” — Brian Tracy

“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” — Ernest Holmes

“I am a reflection of my own soul.” — Anonymous

“Be a reflection of what you’d like to receive. If you want love, give love. If you want truth, be truthful. What you give out will always return.” — Kristen Butler

“Reflective thinking turns experience into insight.” — John C. Maxwell

“Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.” — Baltasar Gracian

“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.” — Wayne Dyer

“It’s a beautiful thing for mind, body, and spirit to take some time daily for reflection.” — Anonymous

“People are too quick to pass judgement and too slow to self-reflect.” — Anonymous

“Living in a way that reflects ones values is not just about what you do, it is also about how you do things.” — Deborah Day

“Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted – it is an intimate date with yourself.” — Dr Paul TP Wong

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” — Peter Drucker

“The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.” — Rumi

“The way we reflect the world around us is the direct reflection of the world within us.” — Anonymous

“Your soul needs time for solitude and self-reflection. In order to love, lead, heal, and create, you must nourish yourself first.” — Louise Hay

“Self-reflection is necessary to dig beneath our own layers and visit the inner crevices of our heart and mind to develop an understanding of life.”

“In a mirror is where we find a reflection of our appearances, but in a heart is where we find a reflection of our soul.” — Anonymous

“Make sure the outside of you is a good reflection of the inside of you.” — Jim Rohn

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. ” — Diane von Furstenberg

“Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.” — Baltasar Gracian

“Reflection is the lamp of the heart. If it departs, the heart will have no light.” — Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad

“Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything can be changed by our minds.” — Buddha

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