Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Awakening 2009


As we put 2008 to bed & awaken 2009, spend some time reflecting upon what you have learned this year. How have you changed and as a result, grown?

In the spirit of celebration, I invite you to review the lessons that have shaped you this past year. What successes have you had? Small gains do count. By negating them you do yourself a disservice. The more you appreciate your accomplishments, the more you'll go on to accomplish...big things happen with small steps.

Keep in mind that it's important to have goals & to be flexible enough to alter them as you get new or better information. Would you hop into your car, strap yourself in, lock your elbows, put on the blinders, and  floor it -  straight to your destination? Not likely - you're always responding to the road - detours, traffic jams, accidents and sometimes, you even decide to take the slower & more scenic route. 

For 2009, how do you wish to grow? For those of you who struggle with this, the key is in learning to use the power of your heart. In turn, this allows you to access higher brain function.

For what things, big or small, are you thankful? It's amazing what happens when you start looking for things to appreciate. You suddenly find them!

These changes in attitude have worked for me. Despite on-going challenges, I am enjoying my life. My wish for you is that you all learn to achieve peace in your heart & head, which will ripple out to your home & community.

I invite you, the readers of this blog, to post one of the things you've learned & also one thing for which you're thankful.

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4 comments:

  1. Great post!

    I learned in 2008 that we are really way more alike than we are different as people and that people are essential generous.

    I am thankful for health, a wonderful close family (regardless of where in the world they happen to be) and for being excited by my work every day - make that most days!

    Happy New Year!

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  2. The one thing I've learned is a fabulous phrase. "Your opinion of me is none of your business", is a wonderful liberator from worrying about what other people think of me.

    The one thing (of many) that I am grateful for is that I can still dance!

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  3. Thanks to both of you for sharing your learnings.

    More food for thought - the kind that is calorie-free & oh, so beneficial!

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  4. That it's ok to like myself. I am thankful that I have allowed myself to have a more open mind.

    Have a great new year Marianna!

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