With Gentle Resolve for 2018
I’m not much for New Year’s Resolutions. They’ve become cliches of failure – no one really expects anyone to truly follow through, and then, when we do inevitably fail, we feel shame which isn’t good for anyone.
I have been thinking, however, about the year ahead and how I would like it to evolve and the ways I would like to be different as I move through this world. I share these meditations with you and welcome you to share your thoughts with me.
In the coming year I resolve to work towards:
- Being truly present with those around me, not letting my restless mind pull me into worries or plans or distraction.
- Giving myself permission to truly enjoy the many blessings in my life. My idea of a perfect hour is to sit in the garden with a cup of coffee and read a good book, and yet I don’t think I have spent even one hour this year doing that. I hope by this time next year to report that I indulged frequently.
- To be careful with committing to more than I can honestly accomplish and to give myself permission to say no when that is the wise choice.
- And gratitude, always gratitude – for the amazing people in my life, for the exquisite beauty around me, for energy and health and resources and the kindness that comes my way.
May we all have a peaceful, intriguing, joy-full and loving 2018. May all who walk this earth have enough food to eat, a safe place to live and love and the opportunity to become the exquisite human being they were meant to be.