When the question of New Year’s Resolution arises, some whip up a list, fancy-schmancy, some say “Bah!”. But everyone looks forward wistfully and with hope as one year draws to a close and the next follows hard on its heels.
I bahed, I spun a list, my hopes didn’t rise. There was nothing in the list that didn’t look like a “Been there, done that.” I wanted to integrate everything I have done, learnt and discovered over the years into ONE thing. Just as I was struggling with this, Wordpress (oh, how I love you folks) announced Project 365. If you were going to blog about one thing for an entire year, what would you choose?
It came to me instantly, like it had been standing right there all along and I missed while taking a wide turn. This year I have a new list.
According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, “mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally.
The wise* say this, “If you wish to be naturally happy, learn to do one thing at a time without a past or future. Where there is complete attention, there is complete clarity and a kind of weightlessness and lightness of heart fills your life. There is presence, there is gratitude, whatever needs to be done naturally gets done, no more, no less. There is a feeling of order and fulfillment everywhere and in everything.”
Without past or future… a lightness of heart… there is gratitude.. naturally gets done…no more, no less.
This year I will Experiment and Blog on this “Will mindfulness in daily activities bring about real measuarble changes to my well-being and of those around me?” I will choose one aspect of daily life such as eating, organizing, listening, exercising, paying bills and so forth and write about it until I get to the point where I am on cruise-control. The theme is to remain curious to transformations. Will I achieve my goals without resistance, or perhaps discover the purpose of my life simply by paying attention to the present?
To support this I will incorporate my learnings the Science of Nutrition, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Energy Medicine, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Kinesiology and the works of Byron Katie, Wayne Dyer, Andrew Weil, Dr. Mercola, Nithya Shanthi*.
In essence, I am moving from thinking to practising, from knowledge to knowing, .. from the head to the heart.
I thank you for visiting and welcome you on this journey. If you are a master of the art of mindfulness, do share with us your little secrets and tips. If you have an aspect of life that you are interested in transforming, do drop a note. We’ll take it from there.
Twenty-Twelve. Leap year. 366 days. May this be a fruitful year for all.