Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Release

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You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought “I release the need for this in my life.”  Wayne Dyer

My word of the year “Release” truly captures the essence of all that I want to experience this year.  Every intention that I set involved some form of letting go ~ useless guilt, the act of do-ing instead of be-ing, organization of record-keeping and the list goes on…all the things that clutter the house, mind and spirit.

One of the realizations that I came to, not a rocket science moment I admit but still a bit of a revelation to me, revolves around the idea that this simple word “release” requires that I pay attention daily.  Letting (whatever ~ fill in the blank) go into the universe is a soothing exercise but it is not enough.  So each day I have journaled around the concept from different perspectives ~ focusing on the mind shift instead of adding yet another to-do list to my world (especially since busyness is one of my “releases”).  I find it welcoming that the above art journal page is much cleaner (less of everything) than usual, a clear example of the simple lines I am craving right now. 

What have you released lately?

4 comments:

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  2. Although I have a lot of things in my life to release. I've decided to release the fear of trying new things. Instead of just having a bucket list (that I keep adding too), I'm going to refocus on actually doing the things on the list.

    Btw I love listening to Wayen Dryer. I still listen to his PBS special. I hope everything is going well with you and your family. Have a great Thursday.

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  3. Beautiful post. I also love the look of your journal page. It has a time-worn rustic look and yet is simple.

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  4. Sunny ~ thank you so much for thinking of me!
    Raven ~ good to see you & I love the idea "release the fear"!
    Cheryl ~ that is a huge compliment considering the immense talent you have! thank you:)

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