G’day mates, from Queensland, Australia. It’s been eight years since I’ve been to my homeland! We’re having a beautiful time with family and feeling infinitely grateful.
As 2018 comes to a close, it’s wonderful to reflect upon what occurred, what we learned and then move our attention towards what we want in the new year. Often, our hopes and dreams for the new year are quite externally focused, such as on career, finances, acquisition, etc. This is not necessarily a bad thing but can be troublesome if not balanced out with internal goals. The funny thing about external goals is that whether we know it or not, what they are actually about is trying to achieve internal goals of happiness, peace, contentment, fulfillment, and worthiness via external means. Unfortunately, this method rarely produces promising or sustainable results.
What if we decide that 2019 is going to be the greatest year of our life so far? The happiest, healthiest, most purposeful, meaningful, and most fun yet.
What if this is the year we learn to meditate and/or dedicate ourselves to a daily practice?
What if this is the year we start eating and exercising as though our body was a temple?
What if this is the year we treat ourselves and others with kindness, appreciation and love?
What if this is the year we decide to speak our truth, with mindfulness yet unapologetically?
What if this is the year we reach out and try to find common ground with those we feel we have absolutely nothing in common?
What if this is the year we start treating our environment like a place we, our children and our children’s children would want to or possibly could live?
What if we decide first that we are worthy, we are good enough, we belong, and then we take action, rather than trying to receive those feelings in response to action?
What if gratitude was the beginning, middle and end touchstones of every day?
What if those were the foundational goals? Then, I believe, the bi-product is that the external success we also wish for would be a natural outpouring of all of the above.
Only way to find out, is to try….
Wishing you health, peace, love and the revelation of your fulfillment.
Love, from my family to yours.
12/27/18 Queenland, Australia,