Wednesday, December 31, 2014

14 Lessons Learned in 2014

* Life is lived in the present moment. That is where our power lies.

* My greatest growth takes place outside of my comfort zone.

* Family isn't always blood.

* There is power in the pause. Slowing down my rush allows me to integrate life experiences.

* I NEED my alone time for creative thoughts to thrive.

* If I sit around waiting for the other shoe to drop, it will.

* If I exude love and compassion, it will come back to me. Positive energy attracts positive energy.

* Thinking of one thing that I'm grateful for each day can dispel negative thoughts.

* I can articulate my dreams, but I don't always get to choose how I'll get there.

* Life is rigged in our favor.

* Unconditional happiness means I don't get to put conditions on my happiness.

* Nothing is worth closing my heart over.

* I am stronger than I know.

* Life is not about surviving the storm, but learning to dance in the rain.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

At Year's End

"The rhythm of pausing and surrendering to life is the most daring, for here we can learn to just be."   ~ Donna Farhi

I have never been quite as relieved to see a year end. The last few days of reflection leave me dizzy, wanting to escape to happier things to come, but I know that there is so much power in the pause. So I surrender the tired parts of myself and reflect on these questions:

- What did I surrender to this year? How did the surrender serve me?

- What learning stones have I gathered?

- What feels in balance in my life? What feels out of balance?

- Who surrounds me with love and support?

- What is bright on my horizon?

Wishing you all a sweet pause at year's end to reflect on what was and what is to be.
May it guide you on the new year's journey.

xo Mila