resolutions

Two Words to Resolutely Live by in 2014

Already dropped your resolutions have you? If not, congrats, keep it up!

During the last few weeks, I must have been asked about my resolutions about 108 times. I’m a yoga teacher, I obviously have the greatest, most wise and inspired resolutions, right? No, not really. In fact, I have none.

Okay, I did commit to drinking more water. Is that a resolution?

Okay, I did make a budget that I plan on following, but I think this has more to do with the fact that I’ve been here in Kelowna for 6 months now, and I am better informed as to what my budget needs to look like. (Someone, please tell me Trader Joe’s is coming to Canada. That would automatically rank in the top 3 of good news for 2014.) This has nothing to do with the New Year.

A few days ago, I received Francesca Cervero's newsletter in which she explains a new way of defining and practicing resolutions. Essentially, it’s a two phase practice.

1) You sit and “do some inner listening and get a sense for how you would like to feel.” Pick a couple words (2 or 3, no more) to describe this.
2) Glue, tattoo, graffiti, swallow these words, and live by them. Let them guide your actions and reactions, your decisions, and the chatter in your head.

I don’t have resolutions, but I do have two words: SURRENDER, as in letting go and trusting. And SLOW, as in taking delight in every moment rather than rushing to the next.

What are your two words?