You could, however, pick a word that might touch on your hopes in a positive way... So, maybe your word would be "wellness" and that would mean SO.MUCH.MORE than beating yourself up over the fact that you want to lose weight. It would encompass caring about what goes into your body and/or moving for the sake of celebration that your body can and will do so...
So, you get the picture. Resolutions are so yesterday. The WORD is where the New Year is at! :)
So, last year my word was TRUTH. I think it is safe to say I rocked that word. Last year's BLOG ENTRY...
I have been meditating on this year's word and letting lots of things filter through my brain in the last week or more. The other day I was just doing some chores and listening to music and the song Rise by Eddie Vedder came on. For whatever reason it gave me pause. I love this song but I don't listen to it much because I hated that stupid movie it was from. LOL isn't that funny how we let things that really have nothing to do with each other shape our thoughts?....
Anyway - so I'm listening to it and thinking about how time passes before us, sometimes slow, most times at breakneck speed. So much life, so many moments, joy, love, regret...
And the word comes to me: PRESENCE
I just want to be PRESENT. I want to practice it, think it, live it, BE it.
So much of life is spent either planning the future or feeling bad for the past. In meditation, they go on and on about being present but in reality, how good can we ever get at that? Yet, I believe it to be a worthy focus. I think, like TRUTH, it can be filtered into any and every number of daily activities and life itself. It will require me to pay attention, to shush worry when it comes knocking, to set aside fear (my constant companion), to filter annoyance and remind myself to just BE.
PRESENCE is the companion of compassion, the sister of patience, the doorway to knowing.
So, here I go into the official "new" year with my little word that could. It is a daunting task, much more so than the task of TRUTH because truth comes more naturally to me as someone who has always been known to see things a little differently than others. This, however, will take serious work. My mind has a helluva time standing still and is constantly littered with thoughts, (mostly the aforementioned worry based in fear), of a million things and scenarios. I hope to make PRESENCE a friend to lean on and after awhile, perhaps it will naturally become a part of me.