What Vision Are You Creating for Your Life?
“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
One of the things we often learn on a spiritual path is the importance of slowing down and releasing what no longer serves our journey on this planet. When we meditate, pray, chant, or spend quiet reflective time away from the incessant chatter and noise of the world, we are better able to hear the gentle wisdom of our heart.
In this sacred inner realm, we can be honest with ourselves. We can ask:
What do I want going forward?
Perhaps we will dedicate the upcoming year to our healing. Or working on our sobriety. Or seeking counseling. Or exercising and eating healthy. Or making our living space less cluttered. Or spending more time with loved ones. Or taking small steps towards our dreams.
Take some time today to connect with your heart. Try listening to peaceful music or taking a long leisurely stroll. Then, set your vision. To assist you in fulfilling your vision, make a vision board (a collage of images that visualizes your goals), or tape an inspirational quote to your refrigerator, or set a phone reminder to prompt one daily action toward your vision.
Your life needs your mindful attention.
As we work to improve our lives, we are also enhancing the world around us: everyone with whom we interact benefits when we are healthy and happy. If we are focused and fully committed to our healing, our spiritual practices, our family, or our life goals, we won’t have the time or energy to waste on endless external distractions, most of which operate on a level of fear, blame, and anger rather than on love and wholeness.
It sounds cliché to say, “Sweep your own doorstep.” But in my personal experience, we aren’t much good in the outer world if we haven’t taken the time to heal our wounds and assess what truly makes us happy.
This year for me will be focused on my next book project. As such, I will be taking a brief sabbatical from writing the blogs. I will be spending more time in nature, which is my heart medicine when I am weary.
Wherever your life path leads you, make this year one of beauty, peace, truth, healing, love, and gratitude. Create the life of your dreams!
Peace & Love,
P.S. I will be speaking at Heartland UU on Sunday, December 12, at 10:30 am, on the topic: Accessing Our Spacious Stillness. This is my first in-person event since the pandemic. Please join us either live or via Zoom.
The talk will also be recorded and available on the Heartland Unitarian Universalist Church website.