Meaning that what we think of Phoenix and his shenanigans is a reflection of our own experience, and not the actor.
My reflection in the window stares back at me in white glasses.
In other words, the long-overdue moment of Republican reflection has begun.
As he spoke he cast his eyes down in an apparent moment of reflection.
In these little pockets of wondering and reflection, life flourishes.
In writing about this occurrence he indulged in this reflection.
You are the reflection of Heaven in a pond, and he that leaps at you is sunk.
But the technique of this second involution of reflection is not supplied by some new and unique entity.
At last, he examined his reflection in a mirror, and nodded in satisfaction.
Do not let any reflection fall on the principles or the care of the friends who brought me up.
late 14c., reflexion, in reference to surfaces throwing back light or heat, from Late Latin reflexionem (nominative reflexio) "a reflection," literally "a bending back," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin reflectere "to bend back, bend backwards, turn away," from re- "back" (see re-) + flectere "to bend" (see flexible). Of the mind, from 1670s. Meaning "remark made after turning back one's thought on some subject" is from 1640s. Spelling with -ct- recorded from late 14c., established 18c., by influence of the verb.
reflection re·flec·tion (rĭ-flěk'shən)
The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
Something, such as light, radiant heat, sound, or an image, that is reflected.
The folding of a membrane from the wall of a cavity over an organ and back to the wall.
The folds so made.
Mental concentration; careful consideration.
A thought or an opinion resulting from such consideration.