Do you have designs for the summer? Dreams you would like to come true?
A change of season is the perfect time to realign with your true purpose and hear your heart’s dream. Be wild, be willy. Be lazy or adventurous. Experimental or sentimental. Volunteer, help a neighbor, or get more sustainability. Recall long-lost fantasies or chart a new course. Let the summer unfold a new you and a new me.
It’s easy to lose track of our goals and get the wrong things done. For example, your aim may be to be aimless, but you get busy instead. Or you fritter away the time losing site of that one important goal. It’s happened to me and I bet it’s happened to you.
So before summer escapes you, now’s the time to get clear! What are your summer dreams?
This summer isn’t going to get away from me. I have a six-week break coming up and enough goals to fill a year. They spilled into my journal and now have jumped upon this page. How tidily they’ve lined themselves up as one-week focus periods. This is my plan.
1. Meditation Retreat
My number one summer priority is a one-week personal retreat focused on Loving Kindness practice. A digital sabbatical will be the awesome secondary gain. I’ve done several long retreats, so one week is a piece of cake. Nevertheless, I know it will still be challenging to disconnect.
2. Writing Marathon
I’m curious to see what I can accomplish if I focus primarily on writing for a week.
3. Healing Extravaganza
There are few different programs I would like to concentrate on during my healing week. I’ll be working through the exercises in You Are Not Your Brain for one. I’ll also be exploring methods using the felt-sense, exploring Tibetan yoga exercises, and possibly revisiting Qigong.
4. Simplicity Storm
My life is relatively simple, but I’m curious if I can simplify it more. To that end, I’ll be reading The Minimalist Woman’s Guide to Having It All. I’ll see what I steps I can take during my simplicity week and also map out how to continue.
5. Aimless Week
The biggest challenge of all. Live less by the clock, following my whims, enjoying the moment, soak up the sun. Journaling, drawing, looking at my own mind.
6. Miscellaneous Resisted Tasks
The things I continually resist: cleaning out my email inbox, organizing my finances, household projects, and more.
Aside from my personal retreat time, gardening, exercise, daily meditation, spiritual study, and blogging will be woven throughout.
I’m probably biting off more than I can chew. But better to have big dreams and accomplish at least one or two.
What are your plans for the summer? Do you have any special dreams or wild experiments in mind?
Image: ©Sue Alexander, Inspired Type
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