I usually can fit a year’s worth of observations and reflections into one journal. Last year, however, I needed all of these:
The word I chose as a theme for 2015 was NOTICE. Apparently, there was a lot to notice.
This next week I will be re-reading all three journals. I also have a pile of other reading to do.
I want to NOTICE not just in the moment but also across the span of a year. I love spending the week after Christmas in reflection. You know where I’ll be, don’t you?
Yes, that’s right. I’m sitting here in the red chair now, just being. I’m thinking about a word for next year. I’m looking for CONNECTION (my word for 2014) and trying to NOTICE in the present the theme that may be trying to break into my life from the past. I’m listening, also, for a call from the future.
Since I have a lot of reading, meditating, and writing to do, I’ll sign off here.
I’d be greatly honored and helped if you’d share any practices you do at the end or beginning of the year. Do you review the year in any way? Pick a theme word for the year (and if you do so, how do you decide on it)? If you already have one, I’d love to hear it. Or add a link if you’ve written about it.