Oh the New Year and all things fresh… right? Ah well, that doesn’t alter the fact that we all must return to the old, does it now?
The stresses of life.
Re-embrace the old with a new attitude, perhaps? A new year; a new attitude?
Okay, I digress. You get the point. Resolutions are healthy and all, but what of the remnants of the yester year …er, like yesterday? Turn a new page, leaf, …leaflet …oh, I know what you’re thinking: “What’s the good in focusing on yesterday when tomorrow is just as near, if not nearer?”
Well then, let us go there:
As I write this, 2015 is still pink and slightly jaundice, probably from the fire that’s been burning in my family room all New Year’s Day long, or maybe tinged by the early morning mimosas. Whatever the reason, 2015 is uncharted and that truly is exciting, if you let it be. This is the stuff New Year’s resolutions are made of: unmarred conceptions and the most noble intentions, the desire to improve and expand in new ways yet unmeasured.
This attitude is a good thing and despite the science of (our own personal) history and the 20/20 hindsight thing, looking forward with some quality peripheral vision can—and will—work for us all …if we let it.
Several years ago I learned how to meditate from one of Deepak Chopra’s protégées, Sarah McLean, as one of her last one-on-one (step-by-step) students in her home studio in Sedona before she went on her debut book tour and soon after launched her meditation institute in Sedona. At the time I had been very recently diagnosed with a very rare auto-immune disorder and struggling with severe pain and a strong desire to regain control of my life and health and eliminate pharmaceuticals from my daily life.
Learning to meditate for me was for certain a new beginning; the new frontier of what I did not yet know was going to be how to handle future stress, consider my own personal flaws and failures, improve my body’s own ability to heal and above all else, find positive light inside the foreboding shadow of daily negativity and doubt. You should know, however, that all things stated, this did not happen immediately, and it did not happen after my invigorating ‘Sedona Vortex Experience’ that followed the next day, either. It took time. It took effort. It took believing in my self that I had what it took to heal, to concur and to see (and feel) how those around me often believed in me more than I did. 2015 has a lot of work to do.
With the entire frontier of 2015 uncasted, unscripted and perhaps even undermined for most of us, I urge you to embrace whatever form of contemplation you can muster (or maybe have mastered) and visualize and realize your very own pure potential. Face it. Embrace it.
Much success to you in the year ahead,