Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Reaching Revisited

wow – so here we are in august.  before we know it it will be fall and this year will be winding down.  it seemed like a good time to re-visit my word of the year choice: reach.  

this is my 5th year of doing this and i can honestly say that it has been a powerful practice.  each year i have a journal to correspond with my word.  i use the right side of the page to jot down ways in which the word has manifested in my daily life.  i use the left side of the page to jot down brainstorming ideas of what else i could try related to the word.  if i end up doing those things, i cross them off.  the others i look back at from time to time.

what has been particularly interesting this year is the division between reaching OUT, reaching IN and reaching UP.  the reaching out part is a little more obvious, but i have made it a priority to find new ways to reach UP to the vastness and mystery that surrounds us and to reach IN through silence, meditation and intuitive writing.

reaching OUT is always in the back of my mind too and has prompted me to move into some new and interesting situations and relationships.

at this point, it’s too early for me to think about next year, but i’m pretty sure i will continue with yet another word because i do like where it takes me.