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Empower Your New Year’s Intents

NewYearsResolutions-300x199The New Year is an inspiring time for fresh starts and envisioning a happy, healthy, and productive year ahead. From this springs many well-intentioned resolutions that often involve eating habits and exercise routines.  I see no problem with this, except that these ideas often come from feelings of lack and guilt about how the previous year, or perhaps just the moth of December, were characterized by overeating and lack of physical activity.

I am all for setting goals and taking positive action in your life. However I feel there is a key step that is missing in this process, which is taking stock of all you achieved, accomplished, and experienced in the year that’s just gone by. Before you write your New Year’s intents, or perhaps even instead of, sit down and reflect on 2013. Here are some guiding questions to help you along:

–       What are some of the major occurrences and milestones of 2013?

–       How has your life changed, transformed, and evolved?

–       What do you feel you achieved personally and professionally?

–       What new things did you learn, try, and experience?

–       Where did you travel?

–       What new friends and connections did you make?

–       What books did you read?

–       What new insights did you come upon this past year?

We live in very driven society, which is energizing and inspiring. Yet I often felt like no matter what I did and no matter what I had on my plate, I was never doing enough. Then I watched this inspiring video of Vishen Lakhiani that presented the idea of creating a weekly awesomeness report. Now every Friday I take about 15 minutes to reflect on the week that’s passed and all that I accomplished, achieved, and the areas in which I made progress. The result: I feel delighted over all that took place that week, and motivated to have another productive week ahead. The activity feeds me, allows me to feel that I am doing enough, and energizes my endeavors.

I want to bring this idea into the year as a whole. Before looking ahead, I am taking time to look back, reflect, and be grateful for another full and transformative year. Rather than feeling like I am somehow inadequate or not enough, this empowers and uplifts me. As the infamous and wise Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Celebrate all that you do and all that you are. Happy New Year!

You can find more of Sasha’s empowering articles and wellness programs at my website beopenyoga.com

Contentment

“Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
Lao Tzu

Today, give yourself one of the greatest gifts that you can: be aware of what you already have and be content with it.

Lao Tzu says this better than I ever could. But before you spend the day stressing yourself out over finding the best deals, take a moment and reflect on the wisdom of contentedness.  This moment never pass again. Realize all that it offers you.

If you’re reading this, you have a computer, power, and a roof over your head. Already, you have more than millions of others around the world. What more do you really need?

 

Originally posted as a Daily Groove at Modern Hippie Mag

 

Transforming a Misperception – Lack

We all know what it feels like to want something we don’t have. It may be a pair of expensive jeans, a romantic partner, or rent money; it may be a certain attitude, a car, or a savings account. This is part of life, and in the best-case scenario, we experience a constant flow of money and material possessions, companions and experiences, in and out of our lives. However, many of us linger in a state of wanting and not having, a state of lack that never seems to subside. We consistently perceive ourselves as not having what we need or not having what we want. This is an energetically draining state to be in. It is also self-perpetuating because how we feel about ourselves determines what we are able to create for ourselves. 

How we feel profoundly influences how we perceive our reality. When we feel we are lacking, we look around and see what is not there. On the other hand, if we feel abundant, we can look at the very same situation and see a completely different picture, one full of blessings and advantages. The more we see the blessings, the more abundant we feel, and the more blessings we attract. Similarly, if we see lack, we tend to create and attract that energy. 

If you find yourself habitually residing in a feeling of lack, it may be due to a core belief formed in your childhood or even in a past life. It may be because you are out of touch with your inner divinity, which is the source of your abundance. In any case, know that your perception of lack is a misperception that can be corrected with awareness and effort. It can be as simple as taking 10 or 15 minutes each day to quiet your mind and imagine yourself in a state of unlimited abundance, handling the financial demands and others in your life with total ease, drawing from an endless supply of resources. Know that it is your birthright to be fully supported in the fulfillment of your needs and desires.

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