This is the time of the year when we start with good intentions, trying to put into practice our New Year resolutions, what ever they are. And usually by the beginning of February we have forgotten what they were.
If I have anything at all to promise myself to do this year it is to give to myself some ‘Me Time’.
Now that may sound selfish, and especially today when I’ve had plenty of me time.
But I do not just mean to spend my ‘Me time’ on my own. I mean to spend it really looking ‘in on me’.
Closing my eyes, and allowing me to be, to be in this moment.
How many of us experience the moment?
We are all too often thinking about tomorrow, what we have planned, we are thinking about what we did yesterday.
How many of us go out into nature, close your eyes and listen to the sounds that surround you.?
How many of you listen to the sound of silence, that rushing noise inside your head?
How many of us sit in silence full stop?
How many of us put on a favourite piece of music and get lost in its rhythm I mean get really lost?
Why not try it.
I had a beautiful Music Album bought me for Christmas, Krishna Das Greatest Hits. A selection of chants and songs, I cant under stand one word, but it carries me to another realm. As I close my eyes and sway with its musical rhythm.
Starting anew is so powerful when we choose to create in the moment. Making a choice to start anew has its own energy. It’s a promise made to you by you.
We may not all be able to keep that promise to ourselves. But we promise to try. And trying our best is all we can ever do.
We can start anew anytime. In any moment we can choose to either have a bad day or a good day.
Today nothing went to plan. I wrote a letter to a friend, My study didn’t get done; I dropped things, and got angry with myself. Then I burst out laughing.. I laughed and laughed, because it didn’t matter. I chose to turn my day around, and I had such fun, I wrote another poem, I made a new friend. I listened to great music, I’m alive and Singing and so Happy to Look In on myself.
We can choose to start anew any time,
For Today IS the Best Day of my life… if I let it be.