My word came to me pretty easily. I blogged about it before, actually –but it was before the word and I were officially going steady.
Their posts encouraged me to take a word and make it mine.
(Of course, the word is now Sharpie tattooed on my belly).
In lieu of a new year’s resolution, I like the idea of using a word to guide us. In yoga, we use mantras, sounds that we repeat to help with concentration in meditation. They are also words that are considered capable of creating transformation.
I wanted a mantra. Something I could repeat to myself daily – to stay focused on the important things.
And that’s another reason why I like the “one word” approach over the resolution.
Losing those ten pounds may help us feel more comfortable in our own skin, but it won’t help us feel more comfortable in our own soul.
Sustainable change - change for the sake of those “important things,” comes slowly.
There’ a lot of talk in yoga about fire. Known as “Agni” (which also refers to the Hindu god of fire), Agni/fire have a broad spectrum of meaning, but is known for its creative energy and its transformational powers. Sometimes, fire is discussed in relation to our passions, our in particular, our passion for the practice of life.
The “Fierce” in Fierce Diva is really about fire. It’s about finding passion in the things we do.
If you can’t find passion in those things, then maybe it’s time to find something else to do.
What do you need to change this year? What word will you choose to help guide you?