There are many people who have a strong draw to a certain kind of work or have a clear sense of their "purpose" -- a unique strength they have to offer to their loved ones, their larger communities, and the world. And there are others whose only experience is in doing the things that they believe they should. In either case, most of us often find that the state we're in or the circumstances in which we find ourselves are very different from the where we wish we were, the what we'd like to be doing, or the "who" we have an inkling we're meant to be.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver
The coming of a new year offers a time for pause and reflection, allowing us to look back on the unique feats and trials of the previous year. If you’re anything like me, it can be tempting to go into critique mode, placing unrealistic expectations on yourself through strict resolutions. Instead of thinking of the things that can be restricted – cutting this and losing that – this year, strive for expansion. Visualize the things you want to call into your life in 2016, and allow yourself to gently and gradually clarify the path ahead. Here are ten ways in which I’ll continue to resolve my journey.