Saturday, December 31, 2016

Here's To New Beginnings

As I completed my last meditation of 2016 this morning, as I sat in silence wrapped in the beautiful prayer shawl made for me by a wonderful friend in Australia (I met her through Facebook), as I breathed deeply in and out and opened my eyes to a new day, I was reminded that each breath is a blessing. 

No matter what is going on in the world at large or in my world, I am grateful for the ability to breathe deeply and reap the benefits of a strong flow of oxygen into my body—hell, I’m glad to be able to move my body even though it creaks some time. 

Each day my meditation has a thought to ponder or focus on throughout the day.  Today’s concept was intention.  Rather than a goal it’s more of “how do I want to show up in the world”?, “who do I want to be”?, “what are my motivations”?

None of us can be sure what tomorrow brings but my intention for the new year is to be more of “me”—more human, more loving, more understanding (of myself and others), more grateful, more kind, more focused on my health, more giving—just abundantly more!!!

As we leave 2016, I leave you with the LovingKindness meditation that I love and a wish for peace, hope and abundant love in your lives.

May you be safe
May you be happy
May you be healthy
May you live with ease.

Happy New Year!