I am using Leo Babauta’s blog post as a template for mine today, so be sure to check out his.
The biggest things I learned:
Take a moment to reflect...what were your successes and failures in 2014? More important, what successes are you going to create in 2015 with your new experience?
2015 is going to be our best year yet. Let’s give it our all to live the lives we most deeply desire.
I took a couple baby steps in my re-learning process that I wrote about last week. I can't report back on how well the process works because I'm still on step one. So, I'm going to write about getting from thought to action instead.
Every day, my mind creates thousands of thoughts and ideas. According to the Lab of Neuro Imaging at the University of Southern California, the average person has 70,000 thoughts per day. But how many of thoughts develop into action?
In my experience, each one of these thoughts has a "karmic" feature, meaning that they come back around - they don't simply occur and go away. I think each thought, then, has a purpose of some sort. It is there for a reason, and my responsibility is to discover that reason.
For many of these thoughts, they occur because there is some experience that my heart is desiring to have. I can choose to ignore them OR I can choose to act on them.
Sometimes, getting from thought to action is extremely simple and doesn't require any effort. However, we all get ideas but stop ourselves from acting on them, even when they are things we really want to do. Action takes us out of the experience of thoughts & ego and into the experience of life & nature. Here are some techniques I use to get out of my head and into life:
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