Happy New Year!!!
I say that with much excitement because 13 is the new lucky number and here we are again at the start of a new year with new beginnings, adventures, and discoveries. As I reflect on 2012, I feel very lucky to have experienced the ride the word FREEDOM took me on.
From last year:
“…How will I be more free in 2012? Mmm.. let me count the ways: giving myself space to just let go of control, stop trying to control outcomes, letting go of fears (yes there’s more of them), being in flow and flux with more ease and faith, ohhh faith.. that’s a good one, inviting faith into my life, freeing myself from guilt… practicing forgiveness (of others and especially of myself), giving others freedom by allowing others to be just as they are (this is a good one!), freeing my psyche of past debris and repetitive thoughts, living and loving in the moment.. let’s repeat that one, living and loving in the moment.”
This definitely sums up the roller coaster I was on last year. This year my one word resolution came to me without hesitation but I decided to let it be for a few days just to make sure it was the word that I wanted to guide this year’s journey. The first word that came to mind was BALANCE. After letting this word marinate in my being for a while, I’ve decided that it’s the word. I should’ve known that the first intuition is always correct
BALANCE: how I will I let you lead my year? The first thing that comes to mind is finding the balance between studio life, home life, family and self, personal practice, learning new skills and sharing the ones I’ve learned, giving and also receiving… ahhh receiving — this is a good one. I will let others give and help when they offer. Other things that come to mind is finding the balance with effort and ease not only on the mat but also in everything else I do. How about balancing the check book.. yikes! that’s also another good one. Mostly I’m leaning towards balancing between fun and work. It’s a challenge when you love the work you do because work becomes fun. I guess the balance lies in finding fun outside of work. :) It’s gonna be a balanced year
Do you choose a word? What do you do to invite the new year?
Here’s a recap of some of the memorable events and the things I’ve learned:
January: Yoga Hurts or Heals?
February: Naked Yoga
March: Adults are Obsolete Children
June: was a fabulous birthday month. I can’t just choose one. June was the month of ashtanga adventures for me. Check it out here.
September: There is Only Now
November: oops.. was MIA
December: The Twelve Days of Yoga Series