Last year, I was so excited about the Word Of The Year. Even though I did not keep up with my monthly recap of my Word, Slow, I did use the word as a mantra all year long. I’m not sure how effective it was. It did serve as a good reminder to me to have more patience but I still tend to want immediate results. Nevertheless, I have been thinking about my new WOTY. I came up with Be Present. To me, Be Present means to be aware of the present moment. To stop checking my Blackberry when I see the red blinking light while I’m listening to my children tell me about their day at school. To remind myself that whatever I am worrying about or anxious about is not happening at that very moment.
A friend of mine has been posting about Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project, on Facebook for the past couple of months. She’s been raving about it. I picked up the book on sale at Target yesterday and started reading it today. It’s a nice read so far. I read Gretchen’s piece on New Year’s Resolutions the Huffington Post.
Today, I took part in a Prosperity Kundalini class. It was amazing! We did a a 5 part Kirya. My teacher said that if we were to do one, it would be Har. She just posted on Facebook that one of the students got a job offer today. Apparently this is a very effective meditation that only takes 3 minutes a day for 40 days. I feel as if I am betraying my bff, Ganesha, but I’m going to give this a try.
Happy 2012! May all your dreams come true this year!