Happy New Year everyone! I hope you are able to spend it connecting with those that you love. It is inevitable that on this day, we think about new beginnings and take stock in what we have going on in our lives right now. I'm not a huge resolution person on New Year's because I feel like you can make goals for yourself at any stage on any day. But I do get the symbolism of it and I love that so many people take a few moments to self reflect and think about things that matter to them. I feel like the world would be a much different place if we all consistently carved out time to try to bring ourselves more happiness. Over the last couple of weeks as we get ready for this month's Meraki event, I have thought a lot about the vision for my life. If I am going to be guiding others to clarify, affirm & protect their vision, am I doing that myself? And what I have realized is that in order to have a clear vision for my life, there have to be some beliefs in place for me in order for that vision to be something other than just words that make me feel better. A belief is just a thought I practice so what if I practiced thinking in ways that would help me to create a vision that supports the life that I want?
1) I have to believe that there is a bigger picture and something greater than myself at work. I am not here to tell you what that is exactly in your life. I believe we are all on our own spiritual journeys and it is not my intent to do anything other than support you in yours. But I am saying you have to acknowledge that you are in fact on a journey and there is something bigger than you in play.
2) I have to recognize that I am more than the circumstances of my life. When I take inventory of my life, I have to be really careful on how I let the things that have ha