How else might I choose to live my life, today? Such a simple question and yet – as one choice becomes the platform for the next – one that holds the power to profoundly transform our lives, our world and how we choose to engage that world!
In many places around the world, the end of one year brings with it traditions that invite us to ponder the new year to come. Often, these traditions have underpinnings of redefining how we might live; urging us to change our behaviors, that we might transform our lives; leading us to the notion of the dreaded New Year’s Resolution! In an often desperate effort, we promise ourselves (and others) that we will mend our ways and in doing so, mend lives… and ourselves.
Far more often than not, these best-of-intentions are quickly forgotten as one day flows into the next; and old habits of mind, body and behaviour rekindle our love affair with all the things that – not that long ago! – we were so determined to remove from our lives. In that moment, we come to realize that: “Unless and until I am willing to redefine who I AM, no amount of anything less will make the sustainable difference in my world!”
Today’s exploration is your invitation to make time for you to choose yourSelf. It is intended to create the Space, that will invite the Movement within you, that will permit the Flow of awakened daily living to be your call to reclaiming your own greatness. It is your invitation to come to better know the truth of who you are; of what’s meaningful to you; and how best to embrace a life that will reflect them both.
This is not a journey of the intellect but one that invites the body to lead.
The following closing thoughts can be found at the end of:
Episode 43 of ‘Reclaiming Your Self: Women Unedited and Engaged!’ on the topic of ‘Clearing Space for New Beginnings’.
As you sit quietly, allowing what moves inside you to bring you to a new state of awareness, consider the following from inside… where you live:
- How else do I choose to live my life, today? Can I trust that as I let go and allow the body to lead, each wave of new insight and discovery will take me further along the path of my own evolution? Am I willing to surrender my intellect to that much deeper knowing from within… trusting that I can be whole and well… and in that, I am better able to connect to mySelf and to others?
- Am I willing to invite and allow new thoughts… new insights… to enter into my way of being? As I soften my body and relax into that deeper, inner truth, I reconnect to the Signal from Self that has, for so long, been seeking to re-awaken me to its presence. With internal referencing as the guiding light that holds my uncertainty in a crucible of safety and curiosity, I choose to move forward with an increasing desire to live fully… and live out loud.
- And finally… as I seek to engage with those around me… am I willing to bear witness to the power of my presence as it touches those around me… without words, without direction and without the need to be other than the simple truth of my own experience? Am I able to allow the cloaks that I have worn to fall away… and come to be seen for the truth of who I know myself to be? It is in being willing to be authentically mySelf that I discover that the I AM, that I am, is all that is required to live a full and meaningfully sustainable life!