In this self-reflexive essay, I appropriate the notion of reflection proposed by Pak Ibang Lukmanurdin. He was soliciting feedback on our experiences at Pondok Pesantren Ekologi Ath Thariq, in Garut, West Java, a local Islamic boarding school that he managed with his wife, Ibu Nissa Wargadipura. He told us: "You cannot see your full reflection in the mirror either in the dark, in being distant from it, or, when it is broken, in its shattered pieces. You can only see your reflection clearly when you are standing close to the mirror, when there is light, and when the mirror is not broken."

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