Every year around the holidays the thoughts creep in. “I am not doing enough”. “I need to lose weight”. “I need to excersise more”. “I’m not practicing the way I should be”. I hear this pressure in my own thoughts as well as my clients. Maybe it is the business of the season, or the fact that the year is ending and we have things that we wish we had accomplished. These thoughts can be as regular as the turning of the year and the ball dropping in times square.
This year we have the opportunity to relate to them in a different way. Understand that you are doing enough. The fact that you are participating in this process says something. Most of us are doing things differently than we did last year. Maybe you took up a yoga practice. Maybe now you are eating regularly. Are eating foods that have been absent in your life for years? Or you’re drinking less? Or walking more? Have you just read my book? Are you reading uplifting newsletters? What are you doing differently than you were before? You are doing enough and you will continue to grow and change as 2010 unfolds. So enjoy the holidays – celebrate what has shifted this year (no matter how small it may seem) and know that there will be plenty of time to continue to create your life in the way you desire it to be.
May we all experience peace and joy – love and light.
Every year I recommend a charity. This year I’ve picked The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Your donation will support The Food Bank’s work to provide meals to those in need of food assistance, and help to ensure that everyone in the community has access to healthy, affordable food. Your gift makes a difference. For each $1 donated to The Food Bank, they are able to provide $9 worth of food to households in need.
Click here to make a donation: http://www.foodbankwma.org/
If you have the resources please give a couple bucks to this or another organization that feeds people in need.
Loka samasta sukino bhavantu
(May all beings find peace and happiness)