New year, new life!
Where do you start?
Honouring the year that finished, revisiting your dreams and intentions, making new resolutions, deciding your goals and filling your 2017 calendar with actions and starts?
Well, that’s what I did and that’s fine.
There are so many good and beautiful things to get inspired about, plan, put in action and achieve that they justify all the brainstorming, rituals, meditations, visualizations and whatever else!
But right on the first few days of January I started questioning my excitement and my “targets” and realised I was taking my plans a bit too seriously.
Goals are only goals (nothing more than a phrase that you choose as your aim) and there is nothing wrong with them. They gain weight with the projection that’s put on them. The commitment to reach them and the frustration of not getting anywhere near. Have you felt this way before?
How about looking at them as a north star, a direction you want to follow, without the rigidity of a defined result that you decided is the best for you. Instead, live with the lightness of believing that the manifestation will be the result of your journey and of how present and aligned you were everyday and moment of your life. Leave space for infinite possibilities, miracles and the unexpected.
Why would you consciously leave space for the unexpected? Because sometimes I think we limit our own potential and worthiness with our limited human view. What do we know, really, about EVERYTHING that we’re capable of and the wonder that can happen in our lives?
Expect the best, the biggest and the most incredible to happen in the way and time it has to happen.
And there’s something else.
Have a look at your daily habits and see if they feed the path to what you desire in your life. To just have a goal and take action is not enough if your habits are not aligned with them. What do you think about and put your attention to first thing in the morning? What do you talk about and who to? What’s your attitude about the world, the people around you and yourself?
My biggest desire is to be happy, peaceful, full of joy and light and have fun doing what I do.
I decided to have a good look at my projects and prioritize only some of them, the ones that resonate with my heart and not the ones I put on the list because I thought I should or it made sense. I believe this is a good start for this year.
What comes after is a bonus.
By Catia Vasconcelos