Monday Musings Thirty-two: Let the Adventure Begin

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Let the Adventure Begin


Hello, everyone. Happy New Year!

What does the start of a new year mean to you? What are your hopes and wishes?

This year, I hope that you make mistakes. Now, why would I wish you that? I hear you ask. Well, most mistakes happen when we try something new and unfamiliar. When we step out of our comfort zone. When we push ourselves.

What the new year brings to you depends largely on what you bring to the new year. Forget resolutions and promises. Actions always prove best. Nothing happens without action. Words are just words. Until you turn them into something and make them real. Words just show who we want to be while actions show who we are.

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes, what you need most is just to breathe. Trust, let go, and see what happens. Above all, be patient with yourself. Everything happens in its own time. Nothing in nature blooms all year.Zen Stones for Monday Musings

As we’ve discussed in previous Monday Musings, the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best right now. Every single thing that we do and say right in this moment ripples outward into the universe and affects all living things. What ripples do you wish to send outward? In the words of David Deida:

‘Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom. Your every act can open hearts and minds.’

Right here, right now is where you shape your year to come. A new year means nothing if you stay stuck within your comfort zone. And what happened last year isn’t important. Today is a new day, and offers a blank page on which you can write your story. At the end of the year to come, what will fill your pages?

Let’s get creative. Let’s get brave. Let’s come alive right now. Let the adventure of our lives begin.

In the wise words of Zen:

 ‘If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine: it’s lethal.’

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