After the economically rough year we’ve just experienced, I think many of us are looking forward to a turn of the calendar.
Despite the uncertainty we continue to experience, we are called to keep putting one foot in front of the other and get more creative in designing the days we want to be living. Fear and uncertainty arise at such times, pushing us to the edge of our comfort zone. When we face the fear and move through it, we strengthen our courage muscle and are carried into life-enhancing new territory, both inside and out. By exploring our fears we get to know where our resistance lies and, in a compassionate way, can choose to move forward. Anything worth doing often contains a drop of fear, as well as excitement, hope, and the possibility of fulfilling a deep yearning of the heart.
Here we are at the doorway to a new beginning, with only our imaginations to limit us. This spring my family and I are getting certified in live aboard cruising which takes us one step closer to one of our dream/goals of cruising the coasts of the world aboard a sailboat. What’s your dream/goal? Are you willing to take a step this year that takes you closer to making it a reality?
“Death is certain, the timing of which is uncertain,
So what are the important things?”
Can you dare to approach this next year as though it could be your last? How would that change the way you use it? Your relationships? The amount of time you spend doing things of little consequence? Saying yes when you desperately want to say no? What would you finally allow yourself to do; who would you finally allow yourself to be if you had that sense of urgency in your life?
What gifts are you denying that the giving of which would enhance your world and that of others? Whether you have been blessed with the ability to awaken beautiful emotions in others through a work of art or to bring ease through your inventions or good ideas, or to inspire compassion or soothe hurt in another, we need and want your offering. So make this the year that you step out, share the light of who you are and have the best year ever!
Wishing you wonder-filled Holidays!
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