Wednesday, December 30, 2009

sparkling reflections …

123108 seated figure With the holidays and a new job, I haven’t had a chance to post here recently. I hope to do a proper post on Thursday after work.

In the meantime, I took a look at last year’s New Year’s post and thought there might be some things you might enjoy from it:

http://roseeliff.blogspot.com/2008/12/om-shanti-peace-and-all-good-for-2009.html

A small sample of thoughts from that post:

  • See the Divine in all things.
  • Be comfortable with the chaos.
  • Practice aparigraha/non-attachment - letting go, releasing, non-clinging, without fear of loss or change. "...the yogi makes his life as simple as possible and trains his mind not to feel the loss or the lack of anything. Then everything he really needs will come to him by itself at the proper time." (B.K.S. Iyengar) Also Matthew 6:25-34.
  • Worrying about tomorrow squanders the joy of today.
  • Don't give energy to anything that you don't want to manifest in your life.
  • Remember that the world sparkles and dances with the Light of the Divine. We all carry that Light within.
  • Have a sense of wonder! Be ready to be surprised.

2009 manifested some chaos in my life, with which I learned to live quite comfortably. I learned to let go, to not fear, to not worry or feel loss. To trust in the Divine and believe that I would land where I was supposed to land. I tried not to squander the day, but to manifest joy in each day fully, taking walks each morning, making new friends, spending time in pursuits that I wouldn’t have been able to do if I’d been working. I lived in joy, seeing the sparkle and dancing with the rhythm of each day. I went to Mexico with my family and loved it. I wondered and was surprised. I was in a peaceful, gentle place this past year, and very happy that I’d set the tone in that last blog post of 2009. I hope I continue to carry these lessons moving forward into the new year.

Namaste

3 comments:

Jan said...

Rose you are a walking testament to how when we put our hearts on something of a higher nature it creates blessings and joy in our life. I love your all-embracing attitude. May the days ahead be love-filled, prosperous and peaceful. You are an inspiration to us all! Happy New Year!

p.s. I love your "lady"--she exudes centeredness. :-)

Caroline said...

What a beautiful post Rose! So much you have learned in 2009. I love the idea of non-attachment... This is something I need to work on in 2010. I wish you peace, joy and happiness in 2010...and looking forward to getting to know you more.

Shell said...

I've learned much this year about
not giving energy to anything I don't want to manifest. Makes such a difference.