Living is form of not being sun, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark. — Agnes de Mille
A VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY
Although you may join the rest of the world in celebrating New Year’s Eve tomorrow, you are also entitled to celebrate a very special birthday. Tomorrow marks a year of focus on living consciously! What a remarkable achievement! Your yearlong commitment to conscious living has brought you through many rich experiences to where you stand right now. Regardless of whether it has been predominantly pleasurable or painful, this special year has been one in which you have done something few people do. Pause to appreciate yourself for what you’ve done.
Standing in a clear space of heartful appreciation—for where you are and where you’ve been—look forward now to where you want to go next. What heartsong hums quietly in you, waiting to be brought to full voice? What grand vision inspires you? What will call forth the excellence that will make the next year, and the next and next, a journey of ultimate fulfillment?
These questions of the heart, the mind, and the spirit will be answered one breath at a time, choice by conscious choice. They will be answered as they have been by your fellow travelers on the path of conscious living for thousands of years: by opening up to the power of consciousness and love, the glorious flowers of the human heart and mind, and by committing to care those living treasures forward into the future.
A CONSCIOUS LIVING PRACTICE FOR TODAY – DECEMBER 30
The work you have done during this past year marks a birth within yourself. It is time to celebrate, and time to give something to yourself to mark this work and this journey. Today, focus on something—material or not—that you can give yourself to celebrate the journey you began a year ago.
- A trip (short or long) to somewhere peaceful and centering.
- A class you’ve been wanting to take (perhaps a creativity class).
- A book you’ve wanted to read—and the time to read it.
- A piece of jewelry or article of clothing that represents your journey.
- A piece of artwork that captures the conscious path you have chosen.
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