Happy New Year 2015!
May this year bring you the promise of the rising sun and the hopes realized of all with whom we share this beautiful planet. – Fay Meling
As 2013 comes to an end, many of us are inspired to start the new year with a fresh perspective. We are usually ready to let go of ‘things’.
Letting go of material things such as used or unwanted clothing, toys, gadgets, furniture is often the first thing we are motivated to do. And with a bit of will power and time reserved for this, reducing clutter in our lives from a theoretical perspective, is a simple task.
For some people however, taking stock of what material possessions we no longer need is tied up to more complex associations with actual experiences and their resulting emotions. It becomes difficult to let go of the physical objects when the mind associates this act with letting go of things that no longer serve us from an emotional level.
Implementing new strategies such as a new workout or diet strategy are inspiring as they promise us a new body, a new way of being that we can be proud of.
But what of sad memories, physical discomfort, or emotional trauma? Have we truly identified the less tangible items that block us from transforming into the truly powerful beings we have the capacity to become?
This year has been a very reflective one for me. Despite my preference to live a more organized and scheduled life, life has thrown my family a few setbacks. Nothing major this year thankfully, but frustrating nonetheless.
What are some of the things that you are most excited to change? What are you looking forward to trying or accomplishing this year?
This year, I challenge you to take inventory of everything you have already accomplished in your life and see how these things can bring you to a new level of understanding. This year, I challenge you to not rely on others as much or sign up for the latest program, course, and/or scheduled class to get you where you need to go.
What great things can we accomplish if we trust the knowledge we already possess to help navigate any challenges in the New Year?
This doesn’t mean you should not seek help from those people you know and trust already. Or that you shouldn’t actively search for new resources that may help you accomplish your goals. It does mean highlighting your own efforts, achievements, and the person you know the best…yourself, to take YOU where you need to go!
As we enter into a new year, with renewed hope and inspiration for accomplishing our dreams, I wish you all the very best!
There’s something special about a day that only comes once every four years…
My mother’s birthday falls on March 1…so that means every four years, she has to wait one extra day to see her special day arrive. And since this year marks a special entry into a new decade for her, this means that her daughters get one extra day to plan the festivities!
And what about those special people who can officially only celebrate a February 29th birthday every four years? Now I consider them especially lucky. Who else gets to technically call themselves 24 when they are actually 96?!! Lucky either way, I suppose if they’re living to 96 🙂
If you’ve read my very first post on my blog, you will know that I’m one of those people who definintely benefits from special days which motivate me to start something new. New Year’s Day on January 1st, the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dragon on January 23rd, and the beginning of the Tibetan New Year, ‘TibetanLosar’ on February 22nd of this year, have all come and gone. Luckily, I managed to start some of my pet projects by Losar. But having this one extra day does seem to push a few other projects to the fore today. Will this be the day we each transform our bodies, our minds to conquer our daily challenges, and take our long wished- for dreams, and our new found passions and turn them into a tangible reality?
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