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I've been finding it hard to get here lately. Well, actually, that's not quite right. It just hasn't been a priority. Not that I don't want to. I miss sharing my thoughts and our day to day here, and to be honest, I can't quite believe we are already in February.
January was a good month. After a very hectic, often overwhelming and at times very tense December, January came with the freshness, every and vigour that comes with anything new. It welcomed me with new focus, new intentions, slow mornings, family days and a lightness that felt good. So good!
I started the year with intentions. Not resolutions. Resolutions are not for me. Intentions don't have the same pressure as resolutions, and therefore the path to fail. I can at any time remember my intentions. Let life flow and then bring myself back to them.
My intentions for this year are all about me, and all about love. I have had so many synchronicities pulling me in this direction, that the Universe has literally been yelling at me! I cannot truly love another, without first loving myself wholly. Accepting myself wholly. I'm allowing myself more space. Giving myself the self respect I deserve and working on being love. I've been practising daily gratitude, which has been a revelation, and I've been meditating regularly, attempting to still the mind. I'm breathing more, fully and deeply into my belly. That, in itself, is a great feeling!
The past week, however, has been met with routines and that feeling of being overwhelmed again. That feeling of having too much on my plate and only wanting to put my attention into my personal pursuits. These are the days that I need to remind myself of my intentions, and to also accept that there will be tough times. As a very good friend put to me recently "When we accept both light and dark, we find balance".
2014 is going to be a big year for me and my family, and practising daily self love is going to be a big part of this year.
Do you have any intentions, or maybe resolutions for 2014?