Tis the season… you know Champagne, Resolutions, Life-evaluations. That sort of thing.
Since I aspire to those things on an almost daily basis, this will and won’t be one of those kinds of posts. New Year’s resolutions seem a bit funny to me. Once a year goals are wayyyyyy to few and far between. But it does seem like a convenient time to look back at the year that is soon to pass… perhaps it’s because generally speaking we finally have a bit of time off!
I feel that way too. In fact I did a lovely Gratitude exercise today at the end of my little Yoga Session where thought over everything/one I was thankful for… It has been quite a remarkable year – for myself and my dear husband. There were many firsts, many moments that took my breath away/made my heart swell/brought tears to my eyes (ok a lot of those!)/and that I learned and grew from! There are things I never would have imagined – announcing at the Olympics or being in Oxford to name a few! None the less these opportunities and adventures are what make life so rich and interesting. Being open to them and listening to the lessons of the universe is what helps me live fully, learn immensely, and feel so deeply! To be open is one of my missions in life. (And it is always on top of my resolution list – that is if I had one!)
This year, my wish for you is to OWN YOUR POWER. You are in charge of your destiny. You command your happiness. Each day is an opportunity. Each moment a choice. Perhaps this may seem like an over-simplification but I believe if you’re not happy with the choices you have made – the life you are living – you have the power to change that. You may feel like you don’t have the will power, resources, ability or strength. But you do. If you look around you, or search the internet you will see incredible people taking charge of their lives. There’s the old adage: Where there’s a will, there’s a way. How badly do you want it? How much do you believe in your dreams? Do you think you are worth it?
I hope you know that you CAN be everything you ever wanted. It may not happen over night. It may not happen easily. But then again, the best things in life never do – do they?! So keep your dreams close to your heart. Listen to the universe for clues, signs and support. This is your year… and even though there are hardships and disasters, disease and misfortune – all around there is also kindness, beauty, love, friendship. We have a choice with what we focus on. And in doing so what we attract to our lives. What do you want to draw to you with magnetic force?
“It is our choices, Harry, that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
~ J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And so, as this New Year and its 365 days of possibilities hover on the horizon I wish for you a few simple things: love, peace, faith, challenges, opportunities, learning, growth, laughter, triumph and BLISS! Two questions for you… what’s in your heart? And what are you doing New Year’s Eve?
(I’m having a fun little party a la moi – which means me+Basil+a bottle of bubbly = 2013 here we come!!!)