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It has become my habit in place of New Year's Resolutions to choose a word for my year. The word is meant to encapsulate my hopes for the coming months. It is meant as an intention, a notification to the Universe that this is what I want more of in my life. Picking just one word for the year frees me from the hamster wheel of self improvement projects (and encourages the idea that I am enough). Instead it allows the freedom to let the year unfold in a general direction.
My word for 2014 was abundant, an intention to notice all the small wonderfulness of each day that can often be eclipsed by the to do's. I wanted to set an intention to slow down, to make a practice of noticing the richness that was mine, to savor the very fabric of life.
My word for 2015 is flow. It took me a few weeks to find it. The idea of flow draws me forward. It doesn't have the pressures of sweeping promises to change or the trappings of regret for failure that a New Year's Resolution inherently has. It's not a compulsive desire to fix something, but an intention live an authentic life and notice what thoughts, words, and actions are flowing out of me into that life.
And you? What is a word to best describe your intentions for 2015?
Posted on Thu, January 1, 2015
by Heidi Gilchrist