All through your life, the most precious experiences seemed to vanish. Transience turns everything to air. You look behind and see no sign even of a yesterday that was so intense. Yet in truth, nothing ever disappears, nothing is lost. Everything that happens to us in the world passes into us. It all becomes part of the inner temple of the soul and it can never be lost. This is the art of the soul: to harvest your deeper life from all the seasons of your experience. This is probably why the soul never surfaces fully. The intimacy and tenderness of its light would blind us. We continue in our days to wander between the shadowing and the brightening, while all the time a more subtle brightness sustains us. If we could but realize the sureness around us, we would be much more courageous in our lives. The frames of anxiety that keep us caged would dissolve. We would live the life we love and in that way, day by day, free our future from the weight of regret. ~John O’Donohue
our forever futures aren’t so forever are they? and isn’t it interesting how this allows for a deeper poignancy? may we falter over happy-ever-afters and embrace our real lives…….
I Choose Healing
Intentions work best if they’re a pro, not a con- a yes, instead of a no. Words like “don’t” and “will not” are self-defeating, as are “would,” “could,” “should” and “supposed to” or words that rely on someone else’s participation (if x does y, I’ll do z).
I Choose Thriving
Keep in mind that an intention is not effective if it is set in the future. Using words like “to,” “will,” “hope” or “someday” are not powerful. An effective intention means “make it so” and “ready or not here I come.”
I Choose Awareness
Keep intentions simple, direct and positively minded. “I want to lose weight” isn’t a well-minded purpose. Instead try, “I choose healthy living,” which covers eating and exercise. You’d be surprised at what can change with one short sentence like “bring it on.”
On January 1st get out there and Big Bang yourself the kind of life you’ve been dreaming of- choose your best life right now.
and here I was standing in front of another new year,
And for the first time ever,
I could actually sense it,
in each one of my bones there was a whispering,
‘it’s going to be a good one,