This is how I know that I am on the right track, working towards my ultimate goals for myself, my work and my relationships.
For 2020, my 3 words are:
I wish to embrace simplicity, to distinguish between what is essential and that which doesn’t serve me.
I hope to remember, especially when I forget, that everything comes from within – all the healing, all the answers, all the joy.
I wish to continue my daily appreciation of my surroundings, my home, my favorite places near and far.
I strive to be present, unhurried, to challenge the notion of “urgency”, rush less and enjoy more. I hope to finally make peace with grief, resentment and pain, to not let them poison my thoughts and shatter my hope. I want to feel peace with my decisions, and to make them without fear, without feeling the torment of picking the wrong door.
I want to feel that feeling of pure happiness and lightness that can be found in small pockets of peace, and for those moments to come closer and closer together in time.
I wish for there to be a stillness in me that can’t be rattled, a steadiness that only grows stronger with practice.
I wish to feel like a garden in full bloom, a light that infiltrates everywhere, a tide that is powerful but gentle.
I wish for every day to be a clear step in the direction of my dreams. I wish to have something to celebrate every single day, and to hear myself laughing loudly, no matter where I am or who I am with.
I want to feel connected to pure joy and purpose, and shake off what weighs me down.
I wish for the continued freedom to make my own living, to choose my projects and my people, but also my reactions and my words. I wish to break free of cycles and patterns that no longer serve me, or which actually never have.
I wish to be free of what others might say about me, what they might think of me but not say, what they say to me but don’t mean.
I wish to be free of the grasp of Time and the nagging worry that I won’t have enough of it.
I wish to learn how to achieve this freedom even though life is full of high tides, steep peaks and dark shadows.
And since you are here, having read this far, I ask you:
What is your word for 2020? What does your ideal year look like to you?
I would love for you to let me know in the comments below, or just write it out for yourself. I promise you, it's a powerful exercise. I wish for all your wishes to come true this year, and always!
From my heart to yours,