I welcomed the new year as if it were just another day. Not much fun fare, a little subdued if I may say so. It was spent with family and the closest of friends. I went about my daily practice and vowed that this brand new year will be a continuation of what I try to do everyday.
It will be another year of practicing genuine loving presence, seeking connection as I stay open and curious in every interaction. Adding to this as an ongoing evolution of practice is the deliberate effort to lean into every moment and finding ways to delight the other. This year I would like to focus more on the other, expecting magical miracles to happen as I choose to shift my attention outside of myself and my agenda.
I like this steady start. There is something about having a sense of calm at the starting line. I’ve seen this before in races and it has given me the focus, determination and drive to perform at my best. It is just the right beginning for another year of showing up everyday.