I love a new year. It is a time to “start again”. It is like the beginner’s mind in buddhism, which encourages us to be fresh in our listening, to let go of judgment, to be present with something as though it is your first experience.
Many people make resolutions this time of year and many of us struggle to meet those expectations. This of course can lead to failure and disappointment. This year, I invite you to be mindful with your intentions. Let go of judgment and expectation’. Instead use this time to reflect on the past year. Honor your experiences, all of them without labeling them as good or bad, just honor them.
Ask yourself, how these experiences did or did not serve you. Ask yourself, did they serve others. Ask yourself, what you would like to experience in 2012.
Visualize yourself experiencing those intentions with happiness, love and adventure.
In my next blog, I will talk specifically about good nutrition in the new year.
Meanwhile, Happy New Year to you and yours.