Saturday, January 3, 2015
It's my word for 2015. It's not particularly juicy or provocative. It's just right. It's timely as we usher in a new year and also forgiving enough to gently lead me out of what often felt like a stifling 2014. I spent much of last year feeling stuck. Words like indecisive, doubtful, powerless and unstable come to mind. I don't need to be unicorns and rainbows happy all the time, but I am much more comfortable when I feel resolute and strong. Contentment is what I seek. Feeling at peace with where I am and where I am going is all I want at the end of the day or year. 2014 was a year that taught me what a tall order equanimity can be.
So this past week I spent a great deal of time mulling things over...not looking back, but rather ahead. I am a firm believer that what we see is what we create. That where and how we channel our energy becomes our destiny. I've been manifesting: looking inward and onward, and it's been heavy. I didn't read or write for seven days so as not to shift focus or invite distraction. I also didn't take but a photo or two. I wasn't much inspired to, but then this morning I woke up to see that it snowed over night. The inches they predicted arrived and the sub zero temperatures will too, yet as the world around me disappears and freezes, I emerge and thaw. Here I am feeling inspiration to capture and create...to write words and take pictures...to move forward into the days ahead that will slowly reclaim more light.