Instead of mopping up shallowly reductive ideas in the world and using them to inform our internal perspectives, we are taking our own deepest wisdom and applying it to our everyday lives. This is the spiritual journey. It varies for every individual. Don’t be a sucker for ideology; don’t assume that words are true just because they’re words. To be reflective and mindful means to think critically for yourself, to realize that the world is vastly more complicated than our simplistic interpretations of it.