Happy New Year!
We always look at the New Year as a way to start over with ourselves. A time to make changes that we think will make us happy. However, how many years have we made resolutions to change and end up by the end of the week having broken these promises we made with ourselves? I have been discouraged this year with my own personal heartbreaks and I am not really feeling happy. So when I am not happy I think it is because something in my life needs to change. I start to analyze everything that is not exactly the way I think they should be and look for a way to change it. I want to change the direction of my life in the career aspect. I have always wanted to be a writer. Writing for me has always been a way to let go and release my creativity. In an ironic twist I have been afraid to let people read what I have written because “they may not like it”. I have poured my soul into my writing and what if someone doesn’t like it? I thought I would be crushed. I have decided that it is worth the risk of publishing my writing in order to start the changes in my career that I truly want! So here I am writing. Is it my best work…I don’t know…but I have done it!
So back to New Years…I am not going to make a resolution. After talking to my life coach about my itch to make a change in my life she suggested that I look for a word to keep with me this year. I chose a phrase
~I am Happy because I am Present~
This feels better then the I want to lose weight, I want to eat healthier, I want to… wanting is great but “I Am” is awesome! Dr. Wayne W. Dyer speaks of this in his book Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering The Art Of Manifesting.* “…what is possible when we use the inherent power that is a part of our very essence—called the I am presence—for the fulfillment of our Divinely aligned wishes.” If we want to see a change in our lives it should start with changing our language. How we see ourselves and how we speak about who we are.
I also want to be more present. I want to be more in the moment and not thinking about what might happen, what could happen and worry. If I am living in the moment and I am being thankful for that moment, I am trusting that everything is going to work out exactly as it should. In doing this it aligns me more with being in the now and that makes me happy. So it is all intertwined that to be happy, I must be happy and I should focus on being in the moment, in the now. Being present in the moment and feeling grateful will get me to the feeling of happiness sooner.
So what word or phrase is going to be yours in 2017?
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