This is an invitation to my brothers and sisters who want to make the world a better place in 2018.
As the new year approaches – an obvious question is:
What do I want from 2018?
But I think we can ask some better questions.
Questions that if you ask courageously and answer wholeheartedly – with thoughts, words, actions and behaviours – will be very fulfilling (for you and the world).
Before we get to that let’s honour 2017.
4 simple questions can help change our state of being and put us in a strong state to plan our path for the new year
What are you grateful for from the last year?
What did you do well last year?
What did you learn last year?
What could’ve you done to make last year even better?
Now take a moment to get still and quiet.
Tune in with your breath, try to breathe deep down into your hips and notice your whole body gently expand as you breath in an contract as you breath out.
Take 12 deep breaths like this, in through your nose paying attention to any sensations you feel in your body as you breathe.
From this place of stillness bring to your mind to one or a few of the things you are grateful for.
Tune in with what it feels like to hold gratitude in your head and heart.
From this place of gratitude, let’s get to some better questions for 2018
What can you offer 2018?
Understand that you are part of the world – the choices you make and the person you are has an effect.
Understand that you have huge potential to make the world a better place (even if its in the smallest of ways).
Understand that simply by being the best version of you the world will be better.
What will you do in 2018?
What actions, habits, behaviours will you take to make the world a better place?
What actions, habits, behaviours will you take to be the best version of yourself?
What actions, habits, behaviours will you take with you from 2017 or beyond that have served you up until now?
How will you do it?
Wholeheartedly, Mindfully, Enthusiastically, Courageously, with an Open Mind, Joyfully?
Who will you be???
Who are you now?
Are you the sum of everything you think, say and do?
If so, do you cultivate your thoughts, words and actions or are they reactions and subconscious patterns?
If your are not the sum of your thoughts, words and actions then who are you?
Are you a product of your environment?
If so, do you choose the environment that produces you?
If not a product of your environment then who are you?
Do people know the real you?
Do you know the real you?
Is there a real you?
Pondering these questions can be a wonder-filled, philosophical practice on it’s own.
Dare to go Deep