The Word for 2011
Last year, a friend suggested the practice of choosing a word for the year. It was April before I settled on focus. Her response, “Focus, indeed.” But it’s been a good word. While I am not yet a laser beam, much of the fog has cleared. I’m blogging more often… regularly even. My spiritual practice is more solid. I know what dinner is going to be days in advance. The couch catches me sleeping less often. Art happens. Frequently, I feel good. So, yes, focus has worked well for me. I won’t abandon it just because its official year is over.
But it is, in fact, a new year. And because I gained focus last year, it was still December 2010 when I decided to abide in 2011. Any reference to the Dude aside, I mean it to be settling in to live where I am, to Be Here Now, and also to be more mindful of that which I will or will not abide. The second part contributing to the first, I will seek peace in my spaces.