Time really does fly. Two thousand fourteen was a year of growth and change, most of it unanticipated. Through those experiences I have grown and settled into a practice that I call practicing Fierce Peace. I have learned that it is not always about the forward movement, but more importantly, the attention we give to the present. I believe we can balance a ferocity in our approach to life in both the future and the present and one is not the whole without the other. In thinking about what I want for and from myself in this new year, I observe behind new eyes. I take a deep breath, know that all of my to-dos are nicely written out on my I-Get-To List and simply flow with it. I no longer expect the World from myself, but instead practice gratitude for what I am doing right now, everything that IS right now, what I am giving to the World and who I am right now. It feels relieving and it feels right. I have goals that I will move fiercely towards but I will move towards them one step at a time, doing the best I can with the here and now and the me that is right now in this moment. I will be better to myself and give myself time, space and energy for that which my soul needs and feed that each day. That means being true to my self and letting go of that that does not have my best interest at heart, tidying up my inbox by unsubscribing to things that create clutter, paying more attention to what I need in the moment like going on a trail walk when I feel stressed or really listening to my spouse by putting away my phone or lap top, petting axel more, writing in a gratitude journal each night and so many more that make me happy.
I don’t know if growth by definition is change of any kind but I do know that I like this change because it feels good and to me, that is the kind of growth I need more of in my life and so I continue practicing Fierce Peace into this new year and wish you all peace as you fierce forward into 2015.
Peace & Fierce,