I started in 2012 with a promise to myself to do something new – either never done before by me or not done for a long time. I have made that a life time process now. Last year I made it indoor skydiving, horseback riding, a road trip to an Opal Mine and Yellowstone-Tetons, rented a forest service cabin in the La Sal National Forest, spent a weekend at Vapor Caves and Spa —– well you get the idea.
I am continuing this year already with returning to Tai Chi, Qi Gong classes. Planning the basement remodel (yes out of necessity, yet it will be NEW). Some plans include joining some groups I am a member of for their conferences, hiking to see the wild horses, and whatever else I can come up with.
Doing something new brings vitality, release, excitement, discovery, adventure, thrill, relaxation… many emotions and experiences. New beginnings bring growth and opportunities.
Each day is a new beginning with a fresh attitude and potential to look at things differently. I can write a new page of my story. Oh, there are days and moments that I cannot see beyond whatever muddle I am stuck in. However, with the intention of looking for a new beginning the rebound comes quicker and a new chapter begins.
Experiencing the newness in relationships, on the job, different activities, goals, learning and playing is very much a part of life. Many times we neglect to be aware of that newness. We become stuck in a rut, routine, familiarity, complacency, or maybe our own intensity. Similar to breathing – we do it automatically (and not always well). However, when we become aware of our breath and consciously breathe in and out, our energy changes; there is a different awareness; there is a letting go; there is newness. And with an awareness of the moment we see the flower blooming (not just in bloom); we hear the melody of the birds singing (not just the chirping); we feel the emotion, including the intensity, of the interaction. We are new.
We are new – literally – (someone – provide the details again of how we change every day with the replacement of all the cells in our body). We are new – our thoughts and experiences are constantly changing. We are new – there has been no other person like us and no other moment like this. Be conscious of the newness and have fun!
Edith blogs regularly sharing her thoughts and tools for personal development of multi-talents at www.howtoinlife.com