Last year's "year of yes" surely ended with a resounding YES in many ways. It seemed to be the perfect word for me. A few years ago, I was challenged by a friend to choose a word for the year and pray and meditate on it. It is a spiritual discipline that has proven creative and affirming. I blogged several times about my year of YES and how that was shaping my journey.
Upon prayer and reflection, I am choosing "intention" as my word this year. It is my intention to pay attention more in all areas of my life. I desire to be more mindful and centered. I do not wish to just be on cruise control or at a level of simply surviving my days. Even in my dark and painful moments, I wish to be alert and respond purposefully, not carelessly react to life.
Each moment is a sacred gift from God. It deserves my full and undivided attention no matter my circumstances. I long to linger soulfully, live braver, love deeper, and listen closer.
I thought this quote from author John O' Donohue was appropriate to share. "At its heart, the journey of each life is a pilgrimage through unforeseen sacred places that enlarge and enrich the soul."
I invite you to think about choosing a word for the year that might help you discover greater enlightenment upon your path. It is my prayer and intention to be a humble