Jan 2, 2014

Great Way To Start 2014...

For last year's words belong to last year's language 
And next year's words await another voice...

New Year new goals and always something we hope to accomplish that we may have
 or may not have during the previous year.  There are lots of good tips and advise going around
right now and I came across something shared by a friend and thought it was a very realistic
goal and something we can all aspire to accomplish with just a little trying.

Did not change it.  Copied and pasted as it is and hopefully someone may find
it to be exactly what they need right now to jump start the New Year.  It goes like this:

It’s hard to believe that it’s already goal-planning time again, but it is.
 I’m soon leading a goal-planning session at my studio, so I thought I’d share my approach. 
The year 2013 was an incredible one for me, and 2014 is already shaping up nicely.
 Who am I not to share the joy?

1. Stop trying.
As soon as you stop trying, things become far more accessible. I’m not saying don’t do your best;
 doing your best is essential. But stop striving. Stop scheming. Stop attempting to control.
 Once you take on a struggle-free approach, things become so much easier.

2. Meditate daily.
Even if you can only carve out five minutes, still make the time to meditate 
It allows you to get centered. It allows you to focus on what you’d like to create.

3. Be creative.
We are meant to create. It's the energy of life that moves through us. Don’t hesitate 
in your creation. If it’s never been done before, all the better. If no one else understands,
 take that as a marvelous sign that you're on the right track. Let yourself be in creation.
 It makes your soul happy.

4. Mindfully set your intentions.
This one is so important that I teach an entire workshop on it. Move throughout your
 day setting your intention proactively in each segment. This is a practice taught by Esther Hicks. 

In this manner, you will find yourself in a constant state of presence.
 You will not fall into a reactive mode and then wonder how you got there. 
You won’t spin around in circles desperately trying to get things done.
 You will simply set your intention for the next phase, 
then proceed, full of joy and curiosity about how it will unfold.

5. Stay in gratitude.
Start and end your day with a gratitude list. List anything that comes to mind,
 physical things, emotions, experiences, people, sounds, smells, sensibilities,
 actions — little and large. There is no wrong answer. And then let go of everything else. 
Treasuring our lives means being in a constant state of appreciation.

6. Don’t be afraid.
Fear will take you out. Fear wants to take you out. We all have fear. Mostly, 
we fear pain, and given that most of us are safe in our daily lives, our fear is 
usually of psychological pain. We fear embarrassment, disruption, and change. 
We fear losing love or gaining weight. We fear pimples and empty bank accounts.
 We fear so much. If you stop allowing fear to dictate who you can and cannot be,
 you become far braver day by day. Learn to accept that pain is just another 
experience in life, and stop allowing fear of it to rule your behavior. You will
 become so much more connected to your true essence in this journey.

7. Accept that some things will work out on their own.
You cannot control how it’s all going to work out; you can simply accept that it will.
 Let go of the need to know the details. Let go and just believe. Believe that everything is 
going to be OK. Because it is. Everything is going to be exactly as it should be. 
Because it will. Put your best foot forward, be in gratitude,
 release the fear and decide to make this your very best year.

To all of us..let this be one of our best years ever and let us 
not forget, that it's  a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
Welcome 2014...

May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! 
My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, 
so that I triumph even when I fall...