“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” ~ Buddha
Many of us are sitting back right about now reflecting on our lives, perhaps having some regrets, or maybe even wondering what the heck we should be doing with the rest of our lives. What is our purpose?
I have always admired people who seemed to know, from a very early age, what they wanted out of life, who they wanted to be when they grew up. I was not one of the rare few who had these laser-focused goals. As I have grown older and encountered more people along life’s journey, I believe that many (maybe most) of us have had more “fluid” lives, changing course along the way. Job changes, loss of a significant person in our lives, health issues, financial struggles, etc. create hardships that tend to derail the best of us. Perhaps more tragic yet is not being true to who we are, out of fear of failure or fear of ridicule.
My hope for all of us as we ring in 2012 is that we are true to ourselves, for that is where the courage lies. Let’s find out what it is that makes us come alive and go out and do it. Let’s paint our landscape, creating the life that will fulfill us!
Happy New Year Everyone!
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs
If you liked this blog post, why not subscribe to my blog via feed reader or e-mail?
11 thoughts on “Ringing in 2012”
Its amazing and very true.
Well said. Thanks for putting it into words. Have a wonderful New Years.
Thank you for your kind wishes. You hit the nail on the head. Wishing you all the best for the New Year and thank you for keeping in touch.
Happy New Year from Les and I. We miss you
David, Happy New Year to the two of you. We miss you too and hope to see you soon, perhaps in 2012?
Lu, that is so beautiful and true. Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful New Year and hope to see you guys up this way again in your travels!
Leah, Thanks and Happy New Year to you. We will see you in YNP next summer.
What a beautiful reading, you are such an inspiration. I think it is awesome that you guys are returing to Yellowstone.
Have a great new year with good health, happiness and much great fortune.
Kathy, Happy New Year to you and Dave. I look forward to seeing you next summer. Lu
Amen! Thanks for the beautiful words (and reminders!). Hope you have a wonderful 2012. Maybe our paths will cross again someday; hope so.
Jenny, Good to hear from you. I hope your 2012 is everything you pray for. I would love to see you again someday. Take care.