Happy, Happy New Year!
Are you one of the 44% of Americans making a resolution? I am not. 🙂 And, I like it like that.
I am setting a one word intention. It’s an idea I originally came across on Christine Kane’s blog, and I like it. I like it a lot.
So, my word of the year? (or maybe just my word of the month, because I kind of am hip to the practice of a new focus each month … ) Acceptance.
In Mexico, looking out over the ocean, I realized that ALL my struggles come from wishing things aren’t what they are. Turns out: wishing for global warming to REALLY take effect in Fairbanks; for my sweet one and a half year old to finally sleep all night (and sometimes (ok lots of the time) I wish she’d sleep all day too); or for the ability to choose where I live (not that “where the sun don’t shine” wouldn’t be my first choice) … has done absolutely NOTHING besides infuriate me.
And so, I am choosing: Acceptance.
To surrendering. And accepting. And letting go of the fight.
P.S. Just now, I clicked “post” and the wheel started turning and I went into: “Oh, my GOD! WHY?! WHY do we have next to the slowest (because we used to have the slowest) g.d. internet on the entire planet” … and then I remembered, “Accept it.” And while I waited I pictured the sun on my face in Mexico and meditated on, “Accept it.” Strangely, this seemingly passive intention of acceptance is really very ambitious for me :). And, I like it like that. Plus, I like feeling the sun on my face.