The just right word.
Everyone's talking about this end-of-year...and this new one beginning.
I'm hearing all about new year's promises...goals...plans...resolutions.
If not 'now' - then when? The bus isn't waiting. Time is infinite...and it's not. The time to 'do' is today. This is the just right time to 'be'.
I - too - am seeking...searching. Without this just right word to inform and guide and direct - I fear - I'll find myself lost.
Last year - I chose 'be kind'. I thought - be gentle...be forgiving. I hoped to offer up a little compassion - for myself and all of living kind. From the start - I knew it was going to be busy and overfull. In my wildest imaginings - I never imagined it would be what it was.
Seems as if it was just yesterday - the end of 2013.
How do we count our days? How do we measure time? How is it that we are now closing out a whole other year?
I'm sitting with those words that speak loudest to me - today.
I'm sitting quietly.
I'm 'listening'. I'm 'connecting'. I'm 'trusting' and 'surrendering' to the process.
I'm wanting to tell my 'story' - in pictures and in words.
I'm wishing to 'align'...to 'ground down'....to 'arrive' at a time and place of inner peace and utter contentment.
In sanskrit - the just right word is 'santosha'.
'Meraki' is coming to mind. A greek word that speaks to love....and to the personal creative expression of heart and soul. Without attachment to outcome. With only trust in the 'practice' to guide.
Perhaps - it's not just one right word that I'm looking for. Perhaps - it's a culmination and cumulation of many. Perhaps - it's not a word that I'm seeking. Perhaps - it's a feeling.
I'm wanting to close out this year without any goals...set plans...or immediate resolutions. I'm wanting to close with only one set intention - to do what I love...and love what I do. To 'listen'...to 'connect'...to 'align' and 'ground down'. To pour my heart and soul into all that I do.
To tell my 'story'.
To begin 'now'. Not next week...or next month...or next year. I've learned - yesterday too quickly becomes tomorrow....and tomorrow - the day after that.
'Now' - it is. It has to be.