Happy New Year

Happy New Year! The reset button has been selected and we now have 365 days to do something awesome! If you want to write a book, you could commit to writing every day for 30 minutes. If you want to improve your well being you could commit 20 minutes a day to meditation. Now I have just committed 50 minutes of your time, multiplied by 365 days… well that’s a lot of time, math has never been my strong point.

I would like to bring a few pieces of wisdom that friends and family have shared with me in 2014 that I would like to bring into the new year.

1. Be your own best friend. We are often able to give advise and provide insight to our friends and family, but it becomes challenging when we have our own issues. You can ask yourself the following: If my best friend was in this situation what would I say to her/him?

2. Approach life with an open heart and from a place of love. Approaching matters whether it be work, friends, relationships with an open heart creates a space to remain authentic and remove a layer of judgment from a situation.

Approaching life from a place of love is a step into living without fear. Love has the ability to over power our fears. At times when someone says something hurtful to us, we have an urge to become defensive and  continue the hurtful exchange of words and energy. By continuing this negative exchange we make a choice to live in fear. Fear that our respect has been compromised. Fear that someone may have power over us. Fear of being left behind. Approaching a situation with love provides you with the ability to position yourself in a place where you can respond with care. The reality is hurt people often hurt people. By responding with love you don’t own someones hurt, yet you shift the vibration of the energy exchange.

3. Follow your dreams. The road may get bumpy. There may be a sudden road closure diverting you to alternate route that you have never taken before or conceived of. You might even be forced to take a break and get a tune up followed by an oil change. After your break get back on the road to your dreams. We all have dreams and it’s up to us to keep them alive and take the road less travelled to get there.

I am a little late with this post as it is officially January 22, 2015. May 2015 bring you growth and opportunities to explore the world you live in and who you are.

Veneration in daily life: Imagine you are your best friend, what would you say to yourself about a current situation that is a source of stress?

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