Thursday, January 1, 2009
A NEW YEAR....
I was inspired by my last post- I inspired myself by my own post? Wow, that statement makes me sound a tad toolish. Anyhow, and with the new year upon us people carrying the weight of new resolutions and optimism for "change" I decided rather than creating any ONE resolution that I'd feel guilty about straying from at some point, I'd just DEFINE what it is that I WANT.
I think when you have a clear idea of WHY you want the things you want in your life; physically, mentally, career wise, morally, etc. etc. there's less resistance towards actually achieving it. When you only state what it is you WANT, it's really easy to fall into thinking about HOW you need to go about getting it which can just cause stress and fear when you realize the road may not be so easy, or you may not even have the answers to begin with. Saying, I want to (fill in the blank) because..... you affirm the things that make you feel GOOD, you vibrate at a higher energy of belief, because saying WHY it would make you feel good- makes you feel good.
It's easy to stand in the way of your own success and power when you stand in front of all the steps or missing steps you're going to have to climb to get there, but if you focus less on the "How to" and focus more on the why it'll benefit you, the steps will be much easier to take....or appear when you are unsure of where to step next.
SO- TODAY, I'm not RESOLVING to do anything.....ANY TIME of year is a time for change. Not the first of the month, or Monday, or after you get back from vacation, after you get a better job, after you have more money, after this- after that......IT'S NOW. Change happens whenever we decide it, we don't need a special day to do it....if anything, that makes the rules more tempting to break.
I created a board (since I'm a little Martha Stewart-y and crafty like that....or I'm still finding excuses to make kick ass collages) and at the top I wrote: WHAT DO I WANT.....
After each picture or statement I said, "I want this because...." and having to figure out why certain things seem like they would fulfill me really helped clarify certain aspects of myself that I didn't even realize needed to be validated, but they did....I got to the ROOT of what it is that makes me feel fulfilled, successful- whole.
2009, 2010....whatever year, whatever day, just decide; what and why and it's yours. Belief is such a powerful emotion eh?
Here's to you, raise you glasses and let's toast to HEALTH, living GREATLY AND PASSIONATELY, connecting, peace, safety, FULFILLMENT- NOW., abundance and laughter. CHEERS to deciding to live your very best lives starting NOW.