Saturday, January 01, 2011
the first year i chose Intention. the next was Still. last year was Beauty.
my only trouble with my chosen word this year, Harmony, is that it seems so trite and rather obvious.
i don't much care for trite or obvious. :)
there are some things in my life as well as some things about myself that need some fine tuning.
i keep thinking of it as blending two sides together beautifully.
Harmony implies that there is plenty of room for more this or that. that all things don't have to be equal. i'm not very interested in worrying whether or not something is excessive if it feels right and true, as that seems restrictive and therefore rigid. [wrinkles her nose.] judging myself more. ick.
it is all things being brought together joyfully, and with song.
like finding your place in all the imbalances and details, and singing it with love, joy, and sweetness.
it means being the keeper of the hearth.
it means being a peacemaker.
it means paying attention to the energies of my home and opening the doors to the wind when necessary.
it means paying close attention to my thoughts, and cultivating the ones that are in line with my purpose and intentions.
it means paying attention to my friendships and taking better care with them.
it means being supportive and loving to others. and speaking my truth with empathy and understanding, even in the face of judgment and ideas of 'wrongness'.
it means peacefully standing for something, rather than against anything.
it means lining it all up: my mama-ing, my friendships, the state of my home, energies, thoughts, and intentions.
there is plenty of room for joy. and abundance. and stillness. and ever-expansiveness, and kindness, and magic, and beauty, and peace.
and there is also plenty of room (as all things shall be shone through Harmony) for rambunctiousness, and laughter, and irreverence.
i'm not after homogenized saintliness (as i do not believe we are all meant to be the same, as you know), i'm after shining my intentions with authenticity and joyful empowerment.
that seems big enough for me.
have you written your intention? link yours if you're up for sharing.