It’s usual at this time of the year to think back over the year gone by and make plans for the year ahead. As I looked back on 2012, I realised something important about the things that happened. We had a wonderful year, including a trip to the Olympics which absolutely blew us away, although we also had our share of challenges.
What really stood out for me, though, were two changes in my life. The first was joining the Monday night healing practice group and beginning my training to become an accredited spiritual healer. The second was starting to write again. These are both really positive things which this time last year I had no clue were in store for me. They didn’t happen because I had a plan, was more focussed, or stopped procrastinating. I think rather they happened because I was contented with what I had. I stopped grasping for more and decided to be content with my life – where I live, my job, everything. And then, strangely, opportunities arose for me, and I took them.
What does that mean as I look ahead to 2013? Does it mean I shouldn’t make any plans? I’m not altogether sure. I know that I haven’t yet done enough for the book I put out last autumn, Be An Author, so my main intention for the beginning of the year is to put some energy into that and give it the attention it deserves. But I am also aware that 2013 is a mystery. I don’t know what wonderful things will appear this year. I want to be open to the same kind of magic that appeared in 2012. So whilst I will strive to achieve, I will also be open to unexpected events and opportunities, and enjoy the mystery of life.
How are you feeling about 2012 and 2013? Are you mapping out your year? I would love to hear more. Happy New Year everyone.