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Sunday, December 31, 2017

guiding word for the new year ...

~Happy New Years Eve~
For the past few years I've been starting the  New Year with  a  Guiding word ...

I will see the word in the most unexpected places {over and over again}
 & it will resonate with me. 
 Some years I  wonder when my word will appear :-D
For 2017, the  word OPEN/OPENING  appeared over & over again
  leaving no doubt that it was my word.
And it certainly was!!
Live Open ... it was a year that showed me where I "get stuck" being the over thinker that I am :-D
Those lessons learnt have brought me to my 2018 guiding word 
a word that came to me so quickly
it appeared
and over and over again.
It felt right the moment I spotted it...
I am ready ...
I would nod each time I saw the word...
ahhh, yes, that's my word I would think ... there it is again ... 
the "rooted" resister in me is ready to also flow x
I am rooted
but I flow
"Be still
like a mountain
and flow
like a great river"
~Lao Tzu~
"Life is a series
of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them ~
that only creates sorrow.
Let reality
be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward
in whatever way they like"
~Lao Tzu~
"You're thinking too much,
just let it flow"
~E. Paluszak~
The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows.
The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows.
There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Lisa Greenbow said...

While you are flowing I will be Exploring. Explore has popped into my thoughts of late. It is funny that you posted this about a word for the new year.I have been thinking along these lines. I wish you a happy healthy new year...flow on.

Sandi said...

"I am rooted, but I flow."

Love that!

Jeanne Caron said...

Beautiful words as are all you post.
Blessings for a lovely 2018 full of health, hope, and happiness

Love Jeanne

Deb said...

Lisa ~ Happy New Year! I love your guiding word "Explore" ... I hope 2018 is filled with many blessings and opportunities to explore x

Deb said...

sandi ~ Happy New Year! ... yes, I love that phrase too

Deb said...

Jeanne ~ Happy New Year sweet friend x
Wishing you a blessed and beautiful new year.
Thank you for your visits and lovely comments always.