Is your 2011 word shining like the sun illuminating your path? Is it like a star guiding you on the perfect course?
Is your 2011 perfect, powerful word dead or alive?
At the beginning of the year, many of us chose one word (or two or a phrase) as as an alternative to New Year’s Resolutions. This special word was meant to capture our aspiration for the coming year in a simple but compelling way.
The halfway mark of the year floated by a little while back. It’s a good time to check in on your 2011 word. Is it continuing to serve and spark you? Or, has it dissolved into thin air?
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As you read this, I am cozily ensconced in my meditation retreat, which started today, and off the internet for one week This is one of my six adventurous summer experiments. I’m excited to let go and retreat.
Because I know true happiness and freedom can only come from looking within. It can only come from honestly facing one’s self. From courageously embracing and releasing whatever we find - the good, the bad, and the ugly – with love and gentleness.
Meditation is a powerful way to transform negative thoughts, emotions, and habits, and bring more joy, confidence, ease, and compassion into your life. This is how we can change the world, one mind and heart at a time.
I won’t be:
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I encountered road work as I was driving to town today. Suddenly, my heart swelled up as I realized, “These people are working for me.” The flagmen standing in the heat of the sun. The heavy equipment operators encased in noise. The ones shoveling all day long. They are working on my behalf.
It was a perfect moment. A moment of openness, love, and gratitude that enriched my life.
People are working for you in every moment in so many different ways. Do you notice? It might enrich your life if you do.