At this time of year we tend to take stock and make promises. We look at what has not happened and promise to do it next year. Or we look at what has happened and promise to change it. We might even judge ourselves for not being good enough and promise to do and be better.
Looking at 2013 much has happened; anything from defeat and disaster to feat and successes. We turn on the TV and the news is filled with challenges and fears of what to come. We might feel small and powerless in the light of it all, or even pretend it might not be happening, especially not to us and keep going. Or we might get scared that it could and start living in chronic stress and anxiety.
The thing is... we don’t know.
There is only one thing we can do and that is to turn our attention inward and get a sense of who we are. We as human beings inherently are already wisdom but we don’t know how to access it. With that we can bring our focus onto the capacity we have within us to be and do.
We tend to fight not only ourselves, on an everyday basis, but also those around us because we are in survival mode and we have to fend for ourselves. Many even see their own body as their enemy, even though it is the very vessel that carries us day in and day out, through it all, whatever it might be.
Instead if we can see ourselves as valuable sentient beings with feelings and emotions, fears and faith, hopes and dreams, as the wholeness we are instead of what we are not, we will feel more supported, more loved and more integrated with our own life.
So how about this for a new perspective, for a new experience, for this New Year...?
We could see that our failures are our lessons, and without them we would not move forward, nor would we be successful beings?
We could see that our goals are only our version of how far we can see right now and therefore not a definition of our success?
We could see that our dreams and hopes are our intentions that help us steer our way and create a map for our choices?
We could see the world as it surrounds us as part of us and we part of it so we are not separate from but rather integrated and interrelated?
We could see that all our actions are part of us as a whole, and with that we can see that everything we do is part of who we are and with that our choices become the sum of where we are heading?
We could embrace and accept ourselves for who we are; learning, experiencing, wondering, ...and stumbling?
Would this all help us be more curious, more open minded and open hearted without the resolutions and promises, but with the intentions, dreams, hopes, and guts that are required to be a happy human being and find our way to an amazing 2014?
Believing is the first step to finding your way.
– So believe you can do it and you are already on your Path for Life.