Happy Holidays! It’s such a potent time of year isn’t it? It’s a time of endings and beginnings as we close one year and begin a fresh new year. Many of us are thinking about new year’s resolutions and taking stock at this time, but how many of those typical resolutions are just ‘self’ improvement projects (which means we’re trying to get more, be more or have more) rather than ways to actually embrace the life we already have right here and now?

I recently read this article about presence over productivity and it really struck a chord with me. Since we’re coming up to new years eve I found it to be a timely reminder that a life well lived is not about getting stuff, doing stuff and having stuff. It’s about being true to who we are and living our moments and our daily life fully.

As Annie Dillard says “How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.” If we’re always trying to get somewhere else, what happens to the moment we’re actually living now? To live a full life we need to be here for it. To live a present life is to live a happy life.

So after reading that article I felt inspired to make a new years meditation and contemplation for you. It’s a short meditation to help you find a little stillness and presence in this moment and to help you get in touch with what matters most for you in 2016.

Thanks so much for being part of this community this year. I am grateful for you being here. Wishing you a joyful celbration New Years Eve and a 2016 filled with peace, presence and adventure. Love Melli x

 

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