Contemplation - Reflecting thoughtfully
on a life well lived -
full of love.... Jillian Fine Heise
When we're fully present, our memories are infused with such rich tapestry, because they're embraced by all our senses, heart and spirit. So, when I thought about how I would like to expand the gifts I share with others, I went through my year's experiences. For me, that's really tied into nature, my loved ones and the wonderful people I have the opportunity to create with.
I began first looking through my physical calendar, and its really funny because my experiences felt really ordinary and with the pandemic at times really difficult; like what was so great about my current year. Then, to my computer of images I went. Wow, wow, wow! What a creative year I had. As well, I enjoyed a deeper connection with my husband and loved ones, meditated on a deeper level with more consistency, which helped me be even more present and conscious, and spent more time in nature.
How does this help me to expand my gifts and how can this exercise help you to understand what direction you might want to take? By reflecting on your experiences you've had, (you could even use your iPhone and create an album for review) you get a sense of what you've loved about your year and what you would like to enjoy more of. There may even be challenges you've worked through. Yet, sometimes the images we capture provide insights on how we navigated through difficult times.
For me, I know I love all of Earth's family; nature, people and pets. I realized through this experience that I'd like to enjoy more collaboration with others, delve deeper into the story telling process and incorporate more time to explore and wander.
Where do you want to go in 2021
? What would infuse your life with joy?