“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
2010 has arrived and the new year brings with it a fresh start, a time to make new commitments and personal resolutions. We make these commitments with the best of intentions, but once the train gets derailed we are back to our old patterns. Inertia is hard to overcome in such a large chunk. What if we were to consider every day as a new opportunity to create a positive change in ourselves and the world? Remember the freedom of choice that we all possess when choosing the words we speak and the actions we exercise. How will I choose to define myself by my choices in this moment?
My personal resolution for 2010 is to remind myself of a mantra every morning that I will repeat in order to consciously plant a seed of clarity:
“This is the perfect moment to begin living my life more in accordance with my values.
Today is the perfect day to embody the change I wish to see in the world.
Now is the perfect time to be the person I wish to be.”
For me, it will be a daily reminder to keep moving in the direction I see as “forward.” One thing that we can always count on in life is change. While we are powerless to stop things from changing, we can determine the direction of the change. Positive thoughts breed more positive thoughts. Correct actions lead to more correct actions. As I make my daily commitment to simply be a little more honest, a little more compassionate, a little more peaceful, I slowly but surely embody my Truth ever more each day. I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on what is important to you and perhaps to establish a mantra that speaks to you and your Truth.
Create a beautiful 2010.
Playlist: 1 hour Yoga Flow
Pranafestation - Desert Dwellers
The Eastoner - General Midi
Ocean of Joy - Ikarus
Meu Destino - Thievery Corporation
Oscar Tosca and Anna Clementi
Gute LauneTosca and Tweed
Jai HanumanShaman's Dream
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