My birthday is Saturday. The years fly by in the breeze faster than I can blink but I am grateful for each and every year that I get to celebrate being on this beautiful earth.
New Year’s makes me ponder how I can do things better and makes me set lofty financial and personal goals. Autumn makes me rethink what I need and what I don’t need. It is a cleansing of sorts. My birthday makes me think of ways that I can live. How can I take in each day more deeply? How I can be more present and more compassionate and more alive? It makes me think…what if?
What if I stopped making a to-do list? Would anything actually get done? Instead of cramming sixty-two things into one day, what if each thing was done as I thought of them.
What if I stopped counting every penny? Would money begin to flow in after I loosened my grip on worry?
What if I stopped circling back every time I began to move forward in my work? Can I let go?
What if I got a Buddhist hair cut? Would people think I was sick? Or ugly? What if it didn’t matter? What if I released my appearance and symbolically started anew on my journey? How fun would that be to not do my hair. Or to not have a headache every night from hair ties?
Why is cutting my hair or releasing worry or moving forward or not having a to-do list so monumental?
What if I took more time to do yoga and to sit in coffee shops writing or got a bicycle and rode around town? What if I spent more time in the garden or with my children or reading? What if I had tea time every day at 4? What if I cut my hair?
Maybe this is the year of boldness.
Of courage. Of peace.