The end is where we start from. ~T.S. Eliot
A coach that I worked with a few years ago encouraged me to make a list of 25 things I had accomplished in the past year. It was interesting that the first things that came to my mind were things I hadn’t finished or even started. But as I got quiet and really thought about the year, many things I had accomplished began to surface.
I had finished a coaching program, designed my website, started my newsletter and gone on an amazing spiritual retreat with my husband. Once I began to look at what I had accomplished, it was easy to see more. I also had things on my list like, cultivating my friendships, taking sailing classes and chartering a sailboat in the Caribbean. I realized that our accomplishments in life are about more than our to-do list. Our accomplishments also include taking the time to love people and have fun. Sometimes our most important accomplishments are those that were not on our goal list at the first of the year. Life is much more organic and to experience it fully, we must we open to Divine Guidance.
Now, at the end of each year, I take the time to do this exercise. Then I take the time to meditate on my vision for the coming year. I try to imagine and feel those things I know I want to accomplish. Then I let myself be open to that divine guidance, to see what might come to me that I hadn’t already been planning. And finally as I begin to live the year, I let the Divine or whatever we want to call the creative energy that so magically orchestrates this universe, guide me so that ultimately, I am led by something greater than my own individual vision. When we co-create with the Divine, our lives open up in ways that we might not have ever dreamed of on our own.
With all your final to-do lists for the holiday, find some time before the new year to make your list now of the 25 things you accomplished in 2012. Acknowledge yourself for things big and small; sometimes our greatest accomplishments are all the small things that add up. Then it will be time to start thinking about what the new year brings.
For me, I see myself continuing to evolve my live and online LOA and coaching programs. And to evolve in my new (ad)venture with my husband of helping people through combining neurofeedback and LOA coaching. For my art this year, my goal also is to paint a lot and from a deep and joyful place.
Happy Holidays everyone and I hope this year brings you all the love and joy your hearts can hold!
Love and blessings,
What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.
T. S. Eliot