“The rose shadows said that they loved the sun, but that they also loved the dark, where their roots grew through the lightless mystery of the earth.” – Robin McKinley
Happy New Year everyone! I absolutely love this time of year. While January 1 is just another day, it can be very symbolic if you choose it to be so. To me, it always feels like a chance for a fresh start, a time to really reflect on what I want and how I’m going to achieve it.
This year, I’ve decided to set an intention for each month – something to meditate on in my yoga practice as well as my daily life. To kick the year off, my intention is balance: to stay grounded in the moment while remaining open to new opportunities. I recently wrote a post for one of my favourite blog sites, Tiny Buddha, on this topic. Check it out at:
Another one of my major goals this year is to write more – every day in fact – a blog post, a piece of fiction, a poem, a journal entry, or even just a random scattering of thoughts. While I love my job as an editor, I need to keep fuelling my own creative energy through writing, and I neglected to do so too often last year.
I’m very much looking forward to another year of blogging and connecting with all of you. I would love to hear some of your intentions for the year. To end this post, I want to share the first musing from my new notebook.
January 1, 2013
A thrill, to see the three in the crisp corner of the clean page, clean canvas
Free your mind.
Mourn no more.
Mindfulness in bliss
full ecstasy of the soul.
Old demons reside, resting, not forgotten,
but don’t have to be.
Fresh start, open heart. Resolve.
To focus on that which frees, which inspires, that exists.
Be. In balance. In all.
Song of the Week: “Inhaler” – Foals
New Year’s Day in Banff