There is a very generous helping of thoughts and ideas around goal setting and resolutions being served up on the internet at this time of year. Large platters, heaped high, offering delicious and tantalising suggestions to start your year with intention.
I love it. I read and read.
I make notes, lists, jot down the suggestions. I swing back and forth. Will I have resolutions, goals, words, images, vision boards, notebooks, postie notes, calendars, online, diaries??????
Then comes the time for action I begin to plan, set goals, I read more, I pause the plan, restart the plan, alter the plan, more information.
Yes the internet provides endless stimulation for the active and creative mind.
Valuable, useable, enticing and quite possibly overwhelming volumes of information. I cannot possibly use all this information and nor do I need to.
This year I am following the most pure, honest guide I have ever discovered.
A life navigational system that steers you towards the strongest life imaginable.
A system so in tune to your individuality no one else can use it.
A convenient guide that goes anywhere, is always with you and in fact it is you.
The road signs there, always there, easily missed when we are not paying attention. Their messages powerful and yet subtle. Directions not written down or even drawn on a map.
The big explosive signs. The leaps for joy, the uncontrollable tears, the grown up tantrums, the outbursts of anger, the singing in the car, the dancing in the kitchen.
The subtle and easily missed nudges. The twinge in the tummy, the flutter in the heart, the ache in the throat, the pain of the frown, the skip in your step, the smile as it spreads across your face.
All part of the guide that is generated deep, down within.
A guide that is communicating through feelings and emotions.
The challenge to catch the messages before they are drowned by the noise of everyday life. Smothered by the busy and the crazy. Jammed up and lost amongst the frazzled and the frantic pace.
This guide requires stillness, quietness and deep, deep listening.
It is a journey I began many, many years ago. At a time when at my most vulnerable, with a brand new babe in arms, I learnt the value of emotional intelligence and the link to my intuitive self.
Presently I am guided by the delicious writings of the ever incredible Danielle La Porte. I stumbled upon her over a year ago and have followed her ever since. Her book The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul has recently been relaunched and once I began to read it the rest of the internet noise, causing me to spin, went quiet.
Within the quiet a gentle word was on repeat in my head, the word I had been doodling on paper, the word I absent mindedly looked up the meaning of, the word I then created my own meaning for, the word that stuck to me months ago begging to be noticed.
The word with a message, the word itching to guide me, the word I now want to explore with more depth.
The word, my word….Nimble.
I will continue to caress this word and its meaning for me as I embark on a new year.
A year in which I am not chasing my goals, I am chasing the feelings I hope attaining my goals will give.
A year in which more words and messages will appear and a year when I will be tuned in to listen, to see and to feel those messages.
How have you tackled your desire to start the new year with a plan, a map, a guide ?
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