So dear hearts it is the last few weeks of 2016. It’s that time, time to look back so we can plan forward. This year has been quite an amazingly good and bad year. We lost many of our favorite people, actors, and musicians included. So I am taking the official look back now. With Wednesday’s full moon I will release all the lessons, making space for the coming year.
This last year I didn’t have specific ideas for the year. But the lessons came anyway. They always do huh? This year for me has been all about self-awareness, mindfulness, intention-setting, and gratitude. Boy did I learn some lessons. The more I paid attention, the more I focused, the better the lessons became.
So first paying attention, seeing the serendipity around me became huge. It really paid off in special ways for me. When I use the term self-aware I am referring to the idea of being mindful of one’s motivations and actions. Plus the fact that others actions may not reflect on me. This was a huge deal for me. It freed me from obsessing. Next came intention setting. In January I set my first intention, to find a job that I would enjoy and grow with. It took a few months to arrive, but I was still being readied for it. So the job began May first, and I have been working nonstop since.
The lessons continued as I was guided again and again to pay attention. I began setting goals and intentions each morning, as I sipped my coffee before work. A practice I still do because every day I see the results. It’s astounding I tell you. Now how to explain the gratitude?
It’s a mindset. I let go of ego, of wanting more, needing this or that, and being happy with the very simple, yet profoundly important things. A cup of tea in a favorite mug still brings a huge smile to my face and warms my heart. While this may sound cheesy it’s true. I learned throughout the year that listening to that tiny voice that most people tune out you will find the things that bring you joy. I am now kind of excited to welcome in 2017 and all the lessons and joy that it will bring. And I hope it will bring us much less death...