I typically muse about my year in review for the final newsletter of each calendar year. Having been inspired to direct you toward living a more authentic life and choosing presence over routine when the former limits you from being most authentic, I decided to highlight some of the lesser-known events that make up the year for me. I keep myself busy as well as my brothers and sisters here in the US, but I consistently choose to spend my time doing more of what my soul needs to do and less of what I was told by others that I need to do.
Yes, I continue to serve on boards, attend and host conferences, guest appear in podcasts and interviews, and work diligently on the success of TKF as I have been doing for many years. However, in the spirit of the musing above, I want to share some of the things that bring immense joy and purpose to my life.
First of all, I put my meditation and health practices at the top of my list. I continue to meditate multiple times a day and swear by this practice as the bearer of all my benefits and miracles. I continue to walk every day and utilize this not only as a health commitment to myself but as a time to reflect and be with myself and my thoughts authentically and with a heightened presence. (You cant access my mediations here!)
I spend as much time as I can with my family and my friends. Not only during the holidays, but as often as I can, I like to visit with my daughter and grandchildren, see my friends, and connect with the people I care about.
I haven’t watched TV for decades, but I love to read and make it a point to read one book every couple of months. Prior to the pandemic, when I traveled 50% of the time, I always read from takeoff to touchdown. While travel during covid disappeared, what I miss the most about my travels is reading! There is much wisdom contained in books. The inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes reads, ”Medicine for the soul.” Think about how a book has changed the forward motion of your life.