Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Now-one little word for 2013

Isn't that what it is really all about?  Now? Serenity, mindfulness, practice... maybe what I really want to explore is NOW. Living in the moment, not projecting, not regretting but really being present in the present.
So "now" is my word of the year for 2013.
2012 was a stress-filled year, so I'm realizing more and more that dealing with stress is really about dealing with my response to it. There will always be stress, always be problems, people I don't agree with. Really, they aren't the problem- ever. It's my response to things that are different from my norm that creates a lot of the stress.
I'm looking forward to seeing where trying to live in the the now takes me. I was reminded that I bought a necklace last year with that word stamped in it. I hope I wear it a lot and carry it's reminder with me even when it's not around my neck.