No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave. — Calvin Coolidge
A TIME FOR HONORING
As your year of living consciously draws toward a close, you are also in a gift-giving time of the year. Be sure you give yourself the gift of taking time out for honoring. Honor yourself for having the courage and commitment to spend a year of your life in a quest for conscious living. Honor all your feelings that have emerged as this year progressed. Honor all the people who have supported you throughout your life. A chance meeting with a person, or the encounter of a certain book at a certain time, may have enabled you on your journey of conscious living.
To pass time in line at a grocery store in 1968, I picked off the rack a paperback about yoga, spontaneously opening it to a section on breathing exercises. That night I tried some of the stretching and breathing practices, making the discovery that they felt delicious to my out-of-shape body. Within a year I’d lost weight, stopped smoking, and put my new learnings to work in my therapy practice. Now I’m a contributor to the field of body-centered psychotherapy and the author of a book entirely about breathing! A magical lifepath—all from a moments decision in a supermarket.
A CONSCIOUS LIVING PRACTICE FOR TODAY – DECEMBER 31
Pause now to honor the people and experiences that have influenced you on your journey of living consciously. Send them a silent “thank-you” through the ethers, even if they are long gone. Appreciate them for the blessings they have given you, and bless them in turn on their journey.
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