Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday

(photo source here)

"All I have to do is be,
and all I have to be is who I am"

I encountered this potent phrase during a yoga retreat this past summer. It had a lot of resonance with me, as every waking moment of my day is usually consumed with attempts at over-achieving.

Please note that I say 'attempts' now, because I'm starting to realize that the intention behind an action is sometimes just as important as the action itself.

So, on the brink of an eve where a lot of people will make lengthy lists that intend to completely revolutionize their lives, I urge them - and you - to take a baby step back. While still remaining optimistic, be realistic.

Be kind to yourself.

Because, with a little self-reflection - the truth of who you are?

Probably pretty amazing already.

Just be.


Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I love this Baroness and I love me the most!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Wise words indeed. Happy New Year.

Country Girl said...

I stopped making resolutions years ago after the feel of defeat that usually followed when I didn't reach my goals. I like this. To just be. And maybe a little bit of a better person.
Happy New Year, my friend.

Lux Star Cake said...

to be oneself fully is the best goal of all! cheers!

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Mmmmmm. I love this sentiment. Happy New Year to you too, my dear.

baronessvonb said...

Countess NNG: You are rather lovable.

Countess CBW: May 2010 be your best year ever, darlin!

Countess CG: Back to you, dear roomy.

Countess Lux: LOVE your name - it conjures up all sorts of confectionary delights! May we both be ourselves, fully in 2010.

Countess NATUI: As always, I wish nothing but everything for the NATUI clan. Hugs.

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