“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
Happiness. Love. Dreams. Desires. So much of our lives are spent searching for and appreciating these things.
Being a ponderer, over-thinker, and well, sometimes even a ruminator, I’ve decided to revisit my New Year's desires by taking time in these weeks leading up to Summer Solstice (June 21) to reexamine my aspirations and actions to check for alignment. If something is askew, I’m asking, “what needs to change to bring harmony?”
After all, it becomes all too easy to sweep personal goals to back of mind when mundane distractions of work projects, deadlines, bills, commitments, responsibilities, and the like start creeping in. After all, how many of our new year’s intentions have been forgotten or otherwise lie unaccomplished because of being “too busy.” I’m asking myself, “busy with what?” I have the same 24 hours in a day as anyone else, so, it comes down to prioritizing.
I find myself often caught up in the busyness of the world–owning a business, advocating for animals, creating delectable vegan recipes, practicing and teaching Nia, and most importantly, being a conscious mother and wife. Oftentimes getting caught up in these various roles, I begin to lose my connection with those around me, with nature, and even with myself. Sound famliar?
Several practices in my life help me inquire about my desired feelings and create intentions from that place. And lately, the message has been “slow down and explore those desires that have been waiting in the back of your mind for years.”
So, I’m declaring an intention to do just that–discover, explore, and create new projects that will help people and animals even more. I’m excited to share my plans with you soon, and I hope you’ll join me on the journey!
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