A crisp and beautiful New Year is arriving, welcoming us into the quiet joy and deep calmness of a life well lived in Gratitude.
On the cusp of this new year, I find myself reflecting on how much I have learned about the beauty of softly letting go. I am grateful for all the experiences that have brought me deeper inside, to love and accept myself more beautifully, especially on the hard days and in the dark spaces.
I have smiled more often this past year, even through the pain. I have learned to speak kind words every day as the smallest act of kindness and caring for another. And perhaps most important, I have learned to love my beautiful mind more deeply and appreciate the integrity of listening quietly to the voice within me.
I am grateful for the blessings of change, renewal, and rejuvenation that continue to soften my heart to open more fully, and my mind and body to rest in quiet peace. The soul always gives us resilience – an essential quality that helps us rebound from hardship and challenge. And as my soulful angel Sarah Blondin says:
It is in the discovery of our inner mystery that we remain curious and receptive to our inner landscape as we intentionally and consciously work toward the outcome we long for. Learning to be intimate with our heart, mind, and body leads us to Grace as we hold our life with sacred hands. Tenderness is required. And if we are listening closely to our deep inner wisdom, our feelings will guide us away from suffering and into the surrender of the heart. Inner wisdom will always speak to us if we listen closely. Our heart expands.
Living with clear intention places our hearts in alignment with love. As life comes to confront you, weigh each experience in the palm of your hands. Will these words bring my heart peace and calm or will they cause a storm of hurt and harm or insult? Does this choice bring each person involved into the most loving reality? Does it uplift or drown my being and theirs? Does this action bring wind beneath me? Does it expand my sight and seeing? Does it bring wide open horizons or does it bind me closed? What can you hear in the simple rhythms of your body and heart?
All you must ask is: Does this choice I am making speak to who I long to be, how I wish to feel, how I wish to make others feel? Does this choice I am making speak to how I wish for my life to unfold, how I wish to be seen and received? It’s time to remember now this wisdom within you, your very own instructions in living. Great love awaits you in the open field of your unprotected heart. So simple they are, so easy it can become. It’s time to remember that you know this already. . .this great and wise self woven around you. It is but one choice, into the open field of your unprotected heart.
Feel the breeze. Breath in. Breath out. Living with clear intention places your heart in alignment with love. Your inner guidance system will lead you to flow, uplift, and connection. Stay Soft. Invite your inner wisdom to speak to you in your quiet moments of rest and respite.
Hello 2019! May our healing and rejuvenation restore our beautiful mind and heart, body and soul to live more softly, more fully awake and consciously aware of the miracles of living each day with an open heart filled with Gratitude.