Mindfulness for 2013
Happy New Year! We all survived the nonexistent Mayan Apocalypse of 2012, and so far 2013 is looking pretty good.
Five years ago, I started a new tradition of choosing a touchstone word for the new year instead of making resolutions. (You can read about that here.) That year, my word was Delight. Since then, I’ve chosen Boldness, and Focus… and I’ve forgotten at least one and repeated at least one (since I didn’t quite “get it” in one year).
For 2013, my touchstone word is Mindfulness. I want to be present in every moment, alive and aware, not just wasting time on autopilot. I no longer want to do things a certain way just because that’s the way I’ve always done them. I want my mind to be engaged and active, always learning new things and seeing old things in new ways.
So, what about you? I’d love it if you’d share your touchstone word (or resolutions) for 2013 in the comments!