Let’s imagine and live like every day is a new opportunity awaiting us. Not just on the first day of a new year but, Every. Single. Day.
There is no day that is more special for opening our hearts and minds. Every day we have the opportunity.
I’m reading this quote by the Dalai Lama each new day. Will you join me?
“Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others. I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
I recently had a word come to me. It came up from my hearts desire in moments of stillness and intentional listening. It whispered,
S I M P L I C I T Y
How that will translate in my life I intend to explore each new day.
Do you have a word that calls to you? A word that has a meaning and a feeling that you would like to explore and embody more deeply?
Be still and let yourself hear and listen to what your heart whispers.
Listen to my Bliss Meditation to help you rest in stillness and open your third eye channel of connection with the divine.
The practice of Sankalpa
Sankalpa is a Sanskrit term and an important component to living yoga. Its essence means discovering the seeds of ones desires and helping them blossom through focused intention, resolve, and guided actions.
I love the power of Sankalpa. I’ve come up with a way that you can practice in a fun creative way that evolves as you do throughout the year.
When setting intentions (rather than resolutions) keep it simple with one word that encompasses the current desire that is arising from within. You can set a time frame when creating your Sankalpa. Perhaps make this one for the next year.
- On a piece of paper draw a flower with a center and petals around that center.
- Place your word(s) into the center of your flower
- The petals can represent feelings, ideas, actions that will show you how the flower will open and reveal the centre. They are the ways that you will embody the intention.
- You don’t have to fill in ALL the petals in one go.
- Fill them in as the ways come to you. The ways of the petals represent how you will co-create with the divine the fulfilment of your desire at the center of the flower.
Let me know how you go with your sankalpa petal power. I would love if you would share your word in the comments and perhaps inspire someone else to embody that intention.
May you have a healthy, loving, joyful, prosperous life each and every day.
I deeply appreciate you.
Lokah, Samantha, Sukino, Bhavaantu – May all beings be happy and free. May the thoughts words and actions of my life contribute in some way to the happiness and freedom for all.
with love and gratitude,
P.S. More FREE meditations on my MEDITATIONS PAGE