13 practices for the best year 2013,ever!
1. This year, I vow to always stand up one more time than I fall down.
2. To have clarity. Be an authentic representation of my beliefs and not let others beliefs interfere with or cloud my life’s goals.
*Don’t raise my voice but improve my argument.
3. To be living in the moment, it is the only way to find beauty in simple things that otherwise go unnoticed. And life is made up of all the little things.
4. To love without hesitation, be open to both giving and receiving love… and I’m talking self-love. I recognize that I am the longest and most loving relationship I will ever have.
5. To play for keeps – in matters of the heart, I will choose to cultivate relationships that have legs to be long lasting and purposeful.
*The relationships I choose to keep, whether they are nurturing or not, are just that. My choice. I will choose wisely.
6. To be decisive. No more maybe.
7. To be communicative. Asking for help or for what I need takes courage and I am courageous.
*Practice 20 seconds of courage each day.
8. To be kind to others, to not judge, practice “Ahimsa”
*Traditionally Ahimsa meant “do not kill or hurt people.” This can be extrapolated to mean that I should not be violent in feelings, thoughts, words, or actions. At the root, Ahimsa means maintaining compassion towards oneself and others. It means being kind and treating all things with care.” – Yoga Journal
9. To be spontaneous and never under sell the power of “yes!” … to be living in the possibility of saying yes and trying new things.
10. To be receptive and inspired. Surround myself with positive, like-minded people and we can achieve that much more.
*By widening my circle, I am more likely to stimulate my thirst for knowledge and inner evolution.
11. To feel my emotions, all of them! I will allow myself to laugh uncontrollably or cry ugly when necessary.
12. To read and trust my inner cues and move on.
*I always thought something I needed to practice was patience but I’m not convinced that the best things come to those who wait. It is a question of angles, really. If action and reaction align, there’s no waiting period. It’s not patience that needs clarity but rather alignment. In short – this isn’t me slowing down to match your speed, this is me moving on.
13. To treat my body like the temple that it is. To practice being silent and listening. Get more rest, do more yoga, have more me time, receive a higher vibration.