Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Relax and Enjoy It

This is the time of year when we gather with family and friends simply to enjoy their company. It is also a time of reflection when we think about what has happened this year. Yes, there are many things to be concerned about, and there are also developments to be happy about.

Relax and enjoy this moment with family and friends. Then after you have enjoyed the holidays, approach your endeavors for the new year with renewed vigor and do what it takes to create this next stage of your life in a way that works for you.

Enjoy the festivities of the season. Savor these moments. Relax and enjoy them. Then after the holidays, do whatever it takes to do what is most important for you to do. Start with a clean slate, and make this your year.

The clearer your vision, the stronger your will, the more burning your desire, you can make things happen. Take a moment to consider your situation from every angle, and then perhaps you may need to adjust your vision. It is a good time for such things, as you reflect and enjoy the company of friends.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

List, No Bucket

Why do people always want to know about the future?

One reason may be to recognize the patterns in our life to see where they will lead. Patterns are often invisible to us until we are able to step back and see them with an objective view, which another person may be able to offer us.

Another reason people want to know about the future is that they are seeking hope. A person may simply need encouragement to move forward and do the things they want to do. Sometimes that may require taking a long simmering desire off a back burner and moving it to the front. An encouraging word from a neutral party such as a professional reader can prompt a person to take action, validating the intention which may have been held back for a variety of reasons.

People like to look at their future to find a reason to make their bucket list.

This is not as grim as it sounds. You do not have to be facing a terminal illness to decide that it is time to set new priorities and quit putting off those things that you have had in the back of your mind for a long time.

How would your life look if you decided that you were going to move everything else aside to do those things that you have been thinking about or daydreaming about for a long time? Wouldn't it feel invigorating to decide to either do it, or forget about it?

If it never was important enough to make it a priority, it would feel cleansing to unburden yourself of that thought and give yourself permission to move on to other ideas. Some things may have seemed like a great idea several years ago, but since you have changed and grown, that may no longer be of great interest to you.

Then again, there are those other things that you have said that you really want to do, and you still feel that way. So why not get on it now? If you cannot get it done today, you can at least move in that direction, so that the goal is within your grasp, and a realistic timetable is in play.

Wanting to know the future is our first step in creating our future.