“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
What are you celebrating today? What will you celebrate in 2012?
At Yoga Freedom, our motto is “compassion + action.” What compassionate actions do you aspire to in the coming twelve months?
What eleven things were you grateful for in 2011?
The metta mantras are: “May you be safe. May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be free from suffering.” To whom do you wish to send metta? (Don’t forget to send it to yourself, too!)
How did you serve in 2011? Do you plan to volunteer in 2012?
What was the most cherished gift you received this year? What were the most thoughtful gifts you gave?
What daily actions will you take this year? How will you start your January mornings?
What stoked your creative fire this year? What did your discipline enable you to achieve and/or create?
What is your vision for your spiritual practice in 2012? How do you see yourself achieving it?
Describe your best friend(s) from elementary school, high school, college, and/or the present.
What did you devote yourself to in 2011? How will you devote your energy in the coming year?
Where did you travel this year? What was your best trip?
What did you study this year? What did you learn? What did you teach?
December 14 – Jnana (Self-knowledge)
Name something you did that was completely out of character. How did it feel?
December 13 – Sabio (Wisdom)
What lesson or piece of wisdom did you learn from a child this year? Did it surprise you?
December 12 – Libro (Book)
What book did you read in 2011 that was most inspirational? Why?
December 11 – Gracias (Thanks)
Write a thank you note or poem to someone who impacted your life in 2011.
A positive frame of mind is a habit. How have you silenced the propaganda factory of negativity with positive thought and behavior in your life in 2011? How has this changed your day-to-day being?
What did you do for your body’s benefit this year?
Where have you discovered community in 2011? What are the defining characteristics and essential qualities of your tribe?
Encapsulate your 2011 in one word. Why that word? What would you like your word to be for 2012? Why?
hot on elephant
The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. A Letter to my Children: You do not come from a Broken Home. These People are Rare Gems—Keep Them, Fight for Them, don’t Give Up on Them. Mom, can I Call her Mom, Too? Jon Stewart makes first appearance since retiring—”it’s not your country.” Waylon shares 10 transformingly beautiful Quotes about Love. My Marriage had to End—for my Life to Begin. 40 Things I’ve Learned in 40 Years. Why your Yoga Goals are (Probably) Irrelevant, if not Downright Dangerous. The Day I Stopped Running.