On the 1st day of each year, I choose one word to live by that specific year. I place it on my calendar, and it repeats every day just as a reminder. The last few years my words were, expand, excel and others I cannot remember.
This year the word that came up on the 1st of January 2020 was “commit”. That same day I read the story of Hugh van Cylenburg the founder of “The Resilience Project” on how he lived in a remote village for a while and learned from the inhabitants that practising gratitude, empathy (compassion) and mindfulness leads to happier and more fulfilling experiences. I instantly decided to add this to my daily calendar as well. Never in my wildest dreams did I realize how important this daily reminder was going to be for me and everyone in 2020!
→ COMMIT…to ACTion rather than fusing or obsessing with negative thoughts.
→ GRATEFUL… for health, food and a roof over my head.
→ EMPATHY AND COMPASSION for everyone who struggles emotionally, but also for mySELF.
→ MINDFUL … to live in the moment, ACCEPT circumstances, thoughts and feelings, and just to DO what I can in this present moment.
Please reflect during the next days and consider these principles for your own life. I know it isn’t easy, but remember we are in this together on a global scale.
I am thinking about you in this uncertain and difficult time. Let’s “push through the pain” “do it afraid” or “just do it” together.
Live in the moment and Stay healthy!