Curious to say that reflections are the term for consideration, deep thinking – ‘I shall reflect upon it’ and so forth - which implies that within the thinking process Man receives a mirror image of thought which he tries to hold and perceive.
When an animal goes to the water hole to drink, does he perceive the character in the pond as himself? When a babe views herself in the mirror, does she reckon that those eyes are her own?
Take this a step further - when you look into the eyes of your brother can you find yourself? Do not be alarmed if this concept shocks you, at the very least it is a most useful exercise to try!
And when after death the soul is removed and can view the brief enactment, such horror is deep-felt that this fellow was himself! Watching his life's story, this stranger caught in time, making the tea, fighting the wars, cheering and grieving, all of this relived. Many find no connection with the individual they are privy to observe, and when the drama has run its course and concludes, the impressions that last are few. The sum of a life still has little conscious recognition of having been one and the same with that stranger.