In my opinion spring, more than the beginning of the year is a great time to think about your life and where you want to go. There is something lovely about new life that gets us into the spirit of thinking anything is possible. We “spring clean” our homes, and sometimes our lives and maybe even our Facebook friends list.
Only when we become clear about what we want, and even what we don’t want can we truly spring clean all areas of our life and move closer to a life we are in love with.
There is a really cool thing that happens when clarity happens, there is a focus of energy. All of a sudden doing things that required “discipline” before, become easier. Not to say it’s effortless, but you have a greater sense in your whole being of what you want. I’ll give you an example from my life recently. I have become very acutely aware of how foods affect my body (it’s always an ongoing journey I think as it changes). I no longer have to actively avoid eating certain foods, I just don’t want them. I know the experience I want to have in my body and I just do not want the Cadbury or New Zealand’s own Whittakers chocolate made from poor quality oils and various sugars and additives it doesn’t even satisfy my taste buds anymore.
Getting to know the experiences you don’t want in your life is as valuable as getting to know the ones you do. Sometimes you have to experience the yucky experiences to know you don’t want them. Embrace them, this is new growth. I always say after something doesn’t really feel good, “well that’s going on the don’t want list”.
Clarity is a fleeting thing, it’s confusion first and then you move through that to clarity. Sort of like when you move through the rough cold winter into the bright sparkly new spring, new growth, new opportunities, fresh air.
Take a deep breath and take notice of the experiences you love and even the ones you don’t. Use the spring energy to get clarity and move closer to the life you are madly in love with.
Yours truly the farmer’s daughter,