Tidbits for the New Year
As 2019 wends its way into our lives, I like to think about what themes I would like to manifest. But I also like to “slow into the year,” leaving room to see what new energy or ideas present themselves.
So for this post, I offer some little tidbits that came across my radar recently that may prompt further thoughts or plans or…just be the little inspirations that they are.
# A friend sent me an article on the Pantone Color of the Year–Living Coral–which states the reasons they chose the color–because it was “animating and life affirming” and because it symbolizes, among other things, an “innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits.” I succumbed and bought my 2019 calendar notebook in Living Coral.
# In another article, about how Deepak Chopra (who is working on his 89th book!) spends his Sundays, I learned that he meditates, does yoga, drinks coffee, takes long walks with his wife and practices “body and breath awareness” while asking himself, “How can I have the most joyful day?”
# The Gratefulness “Word for the Day” website offered the following quote from spiritual thinker Meister Eckhart: “And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
# Similarly, Elizabeth Gilbert in her Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear offers a gentle approach to inspiration…just be curious. “…if you can pause and identify even one tiny speck of interest in something, then curiosity will ask you to turn your head a quarter of an inch and look at the thing a wee bit closer. Do it. It’s a clue…See where curiosity will lead you next.”
# And I love the name of a new magazine I encountered: Yes!
And so I enter 2019 with optimism, joy, hope and a belief in the magic of new beginnings and their unfolding. I wish you the same! Yes!!