2020 In Words
By CML Practitioners
The following offerings reflect the intent for the coming year of those of us that share the healing space at The Center for Mindful Living:
Living simply, awake to the essential, direct experience of each moment.
Living and loving from my deep places, embodied in body-heart-mind-spirit.
Being my truest self, honoring what comes from wise, compassionate knowing.
This year, I intend to work on trust. In this case, I mean trust in myself. I have experienced that if I try to do the right thing, the universe has my back. My anxiety, anger, frustration, etc... usually boil down to a temporary lapse in self-trust and trust in the greater forces at work. When my intentions and actions are inhibited by self-doubt, I only delay the positive outcomes that work their way to me anyway.
Integration is my word for 2020. This word is inspired by a quote from the Irish poet John O'Donohue (found originally in a book written
by Dr. Dan Siegel)
"I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding."
This year I hope to be liberated by the familiar and inspired by the unknown.
This will be a year of great change for me - I am taking a step back from my therapy practice to spend time loving on my new baby, due in May. My family, artistic, and professional life will dramatically shift with our new arrival, and with it the temptation to get stuck in the weeds of anxiety and the desire to control. Thinking of this, my word for the year is SACRED. What transcends this poop-y diaper? What lifts me from exhaustion and reminds me of the greater whole? What is precious, vitally important to me, right now? My promise to myself is to ask what is truly sacred to me, each day - and, during those rougher days, maybe even each moment.
Persistence is my word for 2020. There is not much glamour to it, but without persistence, goals fade, and complacency prevails. This next year I will be persistent in my practice of gratitude for my blessings. I will be persistent in my practice of self-care.
I've chosen spaciousness as my focus this year. I would like to make more room in my life, both internally and externally. I realize that compassion and presence in one's life require time and intent. By creating spaciousness, I can attend to the values and people that matter most to me, without the distractions of things that no longer serve.
Won't you add your word for the year? We would love to hear from you. What is your focus this year and why? Please post your response on our Facebook page and let's keep the conversation going.