Year End Reflection “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” Wayne Dyer
In the past few weeks I’ve taken some time to reflect on 2015, with compassion and gratitude. It was an eventful year. A year full of many blessings, in disguise and outright. And some real opportunities for growth. I have come out of it with a greater understanding of myself and a new perspective on my life and the way I wish to proceed into the New Year.
With my previous awareness I would have called it a BIG YEAR. A year of the good, the bad and the ugly. Accentuating the ugly. It happened to be a year that was unusually full of circumstances. Some created by me and others by the grace of the divine. I am finally beginning to understand that it is only BIG if I label it as such. If I call it BIG it becomes bigger than me. It’s the thought about the circumstance that makes it bigger than me. The circumstance is just a circumstance. A circumstance is “the way something happens” as Encarta describes it.
In all of the decades of knowing this, by George, I think I am finally getting it! It hasn’t happened over night. I still find myself getting stuck in the thought about a circumstance. Grabbing ahold of that thought and telling myself a tall tale about that circumstance. But, now, my recovery time is quicker. I know that this is a never ending process. The redirection of my thoughts. The lesson of a lifetime. But I am grateful for the awareness and the opportunity to practice.
So…get out your calendar from 2015, a pen and your journal. Take a close look at the events that unfolded. Journal it out. Do a mind-dump. Then, find the good in each circumstance. Find the hidden blessings. Rewrite last year’s story with compassion for the woman who experienced those circumstances and thank her for where she is today.
Wishing you well
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