Monday, January 6, 2014
Ritual: meaningful lifeposts
In these early days of 2014, I look forward to looking back and looking inward. I look forward to contemplating my goals for this year. Yes, I value resolutions and no, I don't feel I am behind because I haven't completed a list. There are so many things I want to carry into 2014: ritual, meditation, acceptance and permission to be.
In 2013, I embarked on a new journey, this path they call Minimalism. I have zero interest in the debate about what this way of life means in the larger sense. For me, it began as a personal exploration: giving myself permission to slow down, to reflect, to re-evaluate what I value, to consider how I spend my time and with whom.
This morning before most people turn over, I resumed my yoga practice, got dressed and then sat down to write. Some things are worth carrying from one year to the next like ritual. It grounds me, reminds me to actively engage in practices that enrich my life.
This is minimalism my way.