1.01.2008

In with the new...

This was in my email box this morning from Daily Om:

"Starting new is most powerful when we focus our attention to what we are choosing to create. Giving all of our attention to the unwanted aspects of our lives allows what we resist to persist. We need to remember to leave enough room in the process of new beginnings to be kind to ourselves, because it takes time to become accustomed to anything new, no matter how much we like it. There is no need to get down on ourselves if we don't reach our new goals instantly. Instead, we acknowledge the forward motion and choose to reset and start again, knowing that with each choice we learn, grow, and move forward.

Making the choice to start anew has its own energy—it's a promise made to you. The forward momentum creates a sort of vacuum behind it, pulling toward you all you need to help you continue moving in your chosen direction. Once the journey has begun, it may take unexpected turns, but it never really ends. Like cycles in nature, there are periods of obvious growth and periods of dormancy that signal a time of waiting for the right moment to burst forth. Each time we choose to start anew we dedicate ourselves to becoming the best we are able to be."

I'll try to take all of that to heart as I begin this new, creative year.

How about you?
What have you chosen to begin anew?

2 comments:

TammyVitale said...

Lovely quote. And so true. So today I'm focusing on the great visits I had with fellow artists and not on the sink overflowing in my studio (hey - the floor no longer has any clay dust!), on the fact that we have a nice warm woodstove fire to ward off the (finally!) cold weather outside, and the start of this great new year!. And the best part? Under the cold ground the daffodils are beginning to stir. =] But then I still have snapdragons blooming in the front garden.....

Sonji Hunt said...

Happy New Year, Michelle!