Saturday, January 2, 2016

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE THIS YEAR?

"I am being, while still becoming." --E.L. in a meditation class

As my husband and I had a late morning lie-in on New Year's Day, we were reflecting on the past year and talking about the year ahead.

I started asking him the standard questions: "What are your goals for this year? What do you want to do or achieve in 2016?" But before he could answer, I kept going: "No, wait, WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE in 2016?" I asked, finally pleased with my own question. 

This is what I really wanted to know about my husband, about myself, and about all of the important people in my life: WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE this year? 

We focus so much on what we DO and where we GO and what we ACHIEVE, sometimes it's exhausting, and often it doesn't really say that much about who we ARE, or who we WANT TO BE.

So, WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE this year?

Someone who loves more and works less? Or someone who slacks less and works more? Someone who hikes, gardens, spends time with friends? Someone who is kind, conscious, and present? Someone who can surrender control, or someone who takes more control of their own life?

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE in 2016?

Happy New Year!


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