Make 2016 Your Year To Develop A Meaningful Life

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Make 2016 Your Year To Develop A Meaningful Life

Adopting a new view of the world, from ‘your inside out’

Today dawns my first steps into 2016. I feel excited somehow, deeply moved by this particular dawn. Perhaps it is because of the promise I hold in my heart; one that was at first whispered and its voice now has become overwhelming love.

Today I am ushering my day in without my beloved journal, I chose to write this note instead. It feels right…and I welcome the chance to sit before our fireplace with the holiday lights twinkling beside me. The sunrise is reflected on the window, forming a brilliant orange glow across the room. The quiet, the warmth, and the glow contribute to my peacefulness and I savor them all.

My writing done in these moments of silence illuminate my path for the day, and beyond. I have long used my journal to express my deepest feelings, to open to ever new parts of myself, and to seek clarity for my ever developing self. This early morning ritual has become my sacred start to my day, one that I am not willing to live without. And I realize how different I see my world because of it.

Living from this daily guidance and commitment to inner growth has shaped my view of those in my life. I see their struggles in the world as their own attempts to become more fully alive, rather than as the worldly difficulties they are. I approach the world more philosophically, seeing the changes in our collective consciousness as we grow and change as a whole. And as I share myself here, and in personal ways, I find support and encouragement from others who walk similar paths.

As your new year opens, I send hope and encouragement to find your own sacred ritual, one that will help your life take on deeper meaning, greater compassion, awareness, and joy.