Reflect, Rewrite, Repeat – As You Close Out Another Year

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To create the future you want, you must take the time to reflect on your journey that has brought you to this moment leaving you mindful of where you are NOW. Most of us fail to reflect causing our future to look similar to our past. Why not use the end of December as a time for you to reflect on your past, rewrite your future to create whatever it is you desire and repeat this exercise year after year. When you learn what went wrong and what went right in your past you can then fully architect the future you desire.

Reflecting on the Year of 2017

As we say farewell to 2017, we gain an opportunity to begin again as we enter into the new year. Many of us (including myself) treat New Years eve as a huge celebration where we have a special dinner, blow horns, wear silly glasses and watch the ball drop on the television. This year, I have decided that New Years eve is the perfect time to stop in the present, reflect on your past and rewrite / create your future so that it is in line with what you want. When examining your past, it is important that you are truthful and honest with yourself about your feelings and the stories that have developed as a result. This way you can distinguish the fabrications you have created as a result of events in your past from what actually happened. It is imperative that you reflect until you feel complete with your past allowing it to remain behind you to create a future that looks any way you choose. Your desires are in your future waiting for you to allow them to come to you. They will come to you with speed when you are ready to receive them.

Rewriting your future

Once your reflection of your past is complete, you may have noticed that the year was much more negative than positive. Instead of having a pity party for yourself saying “Poor me” and “why did this happen to me” we can use each event in the past year as a lesson to create the future we want. First new years resolution = no more pity parties in the new year!! Each lesson (the good, the bad and the ugly) propels us forward if we are willing to learn from it, accept it for what it was and then move forward leaving it in the past. As human beings we are emotional, analytical and thinkers. For most of us it is a struggle to live in the present leaving the past in the past. Therefore, we must treat this as a muscle that needs to be worked on daily until it is so strong it becomes a habit.

“Do what is easy and your life will be hard. Do what is hard and your life will become easy.”
— Les Brown

Takeaways from this blog

In sum, the message behind this blog can be understood in the quote below. It comes as no surprise that I stumbled upon this quote to end my last blog of 2017. Recently, I began taking yoga pictures illustrating different poses tied to emotions and meanings which led to my realization of my passion for this. Through these pictures I can express the deepest human emotions and life circumstances to others as well as uncovering my own inner self, strengths and weaknesses.

I wish you all a very happy new years, some alone time to reflect and a desire to create the future you want. Heres to health, peace and happiness.

With Love and Gratitude,

Ali (ZenBodySoul)

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