Did you start the new year off by making resolutions to improve yourself and your life? For many people, when they set out to achieve a goal or stick to a new resolution, the mindset is often one of strictness and harsh judgement of self. Although hard work and discipline may be required, without allowing a certain amount of ease into your life, success may not be as sweet as expected. "Ease" is not about slacking on effort or taking lots of naps, although a nap or a time-out is sometimes what we need. Ease is allowing gentleness, patience, humor in serious times, room for expansion, success to happen. Ease allows. It allows circulation to flow, muscles to soften, injuries to heal, joints to move more freely, bodies to be lithe, ideas to flow, intuitive insights to surface, negativity to leave, and life to grow. Allow yourself to take some time to consider more deeply the meaning behind your goals or resolutions, the real reasons you want to achieve them. Write them down and consider them along the way as you bring these meaningful changes into reality. I hope in this new year, you find the right amount of ease that you'll need to see your goals and resolutions bring growth and meaningful fulfillment into your life.
Happy New Year,