Last year I celebrated my birthday with my mother, brother, and his family. This year, I’m working at one of my part-time jobs. And that’s OK. I’m rebuilding my finances and making choices to support that choice. Therefore, I’m living in integrity. Plus, more and more, I’m realizing the benefits of work, even when it’s not inspiring or particularly fulfilling. I’m grateful to have a job with income, coworkers, and an outlet for being productive. I’ve realized how stale and self-absorbed my life had become by not needing to work for years. I’m even seeing aspects of my journey into spiritual growth as limiting by being overly focused on me, my path, my growth, etc.
I’m realizing that I need people, relationships, and connection much more than I ever thought. Not having many models of loving relationship has made it a challenge to reach out instead of my natural impulse to isolate. I’m more comfortable to withdraw and isolate, even though it’s actually less fulfilling to do so.
So my leading edge is to practice love in relationships; to reach out to life with more love and compassion and less expectation and judgment.
May this be a year of more loving relationships.