So how do we decide what gets our attention and energy, and what we're willing to just live with, addressing once in a while? Because, let's face it, we can't do it all, no matter how much we might want to. I'll admit it...I'm no longer interested in trying. Martha Stewart, I am not. A weed here, a cobweb there are now just a part of my daily landscape. We all have that choice. Our days our precious and I want my days -- what occupies them -- to matter. I don't want them to be filled with endless five minute chunks of keeping something up that is inevitably changing, that by definition I physically can't stay on top of. We don't need to do everything...we just need to be clear about what we want.
Hence, my projects. It's simply a way I've found to focus my intention on what's important to me, now. I like to think it keeps me current and relevent in the living of my life.
In terms of my new project, I ask myself the big question: What's important to me now? Sometimes, I think it's easier to come up with what we don't want, rather than what we do -- I don't want to fill my days with mindless busyness. Perhaps that's a start. Taking it a step further then, what do I want my days to be filled with?
It gets me wondering...what if I consider this new adventure from a different perspective -- one of abundance rather than one of lack? Instead of thinking about life as a set of rules or boundaries, as a series of things I need to stay away from or work harder at, or how my life would or should look if everything fell into perfect alignment, why not focus on what I want to experience? And let the how unfold from there...
That being said, I want to experience:
- a strong and healthy body, mind & spirit that are peaceful, vital and energetic.
- joy preparing meals that nurture myself and others.
- heartful and joyful connection with those I love and care about.
- a creative outlet that is a positive force for growth and change for myself and others.