To all my lovely readers,
I wish you all happy Christmas! In the coming year I hope you:
have the courage to be who you are and not who you’re supposed to be
can see that the past is gone and the future isn’t here yet. life happens in the now, so stop planning the future and regretting the past. embrace the present moment, open up, enjoy
find wonder in little, everday things
do something you’ve always wanted to do, however crazy or childlike it may seem
learn belly dance or salsa
sit down with a cup of tea and paint. it doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to, just let the brush guide your hand
get up a little earlier and have a healing bath: light a candle, burn some incense and relax and breathe
learn to stop. stopping brings you back to yourself
learn to see. to really see. learn to hear and feel. let your rational mind take a rest here and there. feel things
do some yoga, tai chi
hug a tree, let its energies ground you and calm you down
write a letter to your old self
practice deep soul writing: sit down and write. don’t think. don’t censor your thoughts and feelings. just write. deep soul writing is a profoundly healing practice
be creative, do things differently and even if that only means taking a different route home from your work
acknowledge your fears. don’t push them away. don’t try to chase them. fear is OK, it’s very normal. be with it, pay attention to it. simply watch it. where do you feel it? in your chest, throat, in your belly? does it have a colour or texture? no need to name anything, just watch it as long as needed. and after some time you’ll realize you’re watching emptiness.
know that emotions aren’t permanent. they come and go. they’re just a form of energy flowing and shifting.
love a lot. open your heart and smile to a stranger, hug your parents, kiss your child. let the love flow freely.
learn to give freely: give your time, your expertise, your love, your clothes, your money, without expecting anything in return
become a spiritual gardener
laugh until you can no longer go on
buy few things. but when you do, buy something very special. something that has a soul.
know, that all you’re looking for, you already have. don’t look outside of yourself in search of love and thrill and happiness. look inside, there’s where the treasures are. you just have to dig them up. start today.
remember the quote by John Lennon: Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
Don’t plan, live.