Well here we are at the beginning of another new year. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and, if you’re like my doctor who I visited yesterday, it probably seems like it was months ago because you’re so much back at it. Yes?
So the question on the table is: what will you have 2016 be for you? For many, not much thought is given to that question and the fact that it’s a new year doesn’t really mean anything. Many others set goals and intentions, and many even create action plans to have those become a reality. Very few do what I’m going to invite you now to do. Let me explain.
It shouldn’t take a lot to convince you we are in trouble. The world economy doesn’t seem to be doing very well. The world is at war. Millions of people are faced with life threatening circumstances every day. Terrorism is on the rise. Here in the USA, we can’t seem to get along and get anything done. Congress is at a standstill and as we approach another presidential election, all there is are attacks and counterattacks. Which leads me to my question for you this year and my invitation: Who will you be in 2016 and at what level are you going to play?
You have two choices: you can be a part of the problem or you can be a part of the solution. And, if you see what’s at stake, and want to be a part of the solution, that is not all that difficult to do. You, yes you, can actually make a difference and contribute to things getting better in 2016. Here’s the choice you have to make: are you going to participate in the win/lose, right/wrong, you against me, fear-based competitive world, where you focus on what you can get for you and those around you and work to accomplish your goals? Or, are you going to rise above the fray and create for yourself a win/win, you and me, love-based world where you focus on bringing as much love, peace and joy to everyone whose path you cross?
Here’s what I’ve decided. I’ve set no goals this year in the physical world. Been there, done that. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. This year will be different. My major intention is to let the chips fall where they may and focus every day on being as loving as I can possibly be, on practicing forgiveness, on experiencing my connection to all others and contributing what I have to offer to as many people as possible. And, on a scale of 1 to 10, I’m going to work, as best I can, on doing that at a level of 10.
Sound crazy? Exciting? Naïve? Fun? We’ll see. I invite you to join me and see what a difference it makes, for us and everyone!