Welcome to the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014! It has been a great journey this year. There had been many joys, disappointments, successes and failures in the past year.
We learned from them regardless of how our reactions to these situations are. Let us progress through these feelings set them aside in 2013, keeping in mind what these thoughts have brought us. Have they been positive? Have they been negative in our minds? What did we feel when these thoughts passed in our minds? Were we happy? Were we Sad? Did these thoughts bring us peace or heartache?
For me, I learned about photography, from how to improve my current photos through composition and settings, to diving into High Dynamic Range(HDR) and light painting photography. In addition started a Photography blog, which I’m not sure how often I’ll be posting: https://photospotpete.wordpress.com/ though it is all about learning new things.
The remaining year in 2013 was meeting great people and seeing the start of the success of Revolution Training(http://revolutiontrainingsystem.com/) owners Mike and Matt Peltz (It all started with a dream). I’m sure they will have many successes, milestones, and challenges along the way. With the challenges, they will no doubt overcome.
With the end of the positive statement above, let us take a moment in our breath and imagine what 2014 will bring so for those who so choose,
Breath deeply for a few breaths, notice what you are feeling at the time of this post, is your mind in a fog? Do you hear whooshing?–That does not matter, nor is it important. As soon as you have refocused, take three long deep breaths, each lasting a few seconds longer. As you take that first breath, think of all the negative things that happened for the year. Let it sink in, though don’t let it take hold of you. As soon as you’ve felt the feeling, in your second breath, think of all the positives of the year, like the first breath you did, let the positive sink in, though don’t let it take hold of you. How do you feel compared to the first breath? Note these two breaths together. What do you feel, what do you see, hear, and taste? Spend a few extra breaths here. This is your moment for the year do you like where you are at, do you like what you have become? As soon as you come to the edge of the feeling of the combined 1st and 2nd breaths, this final breath is the most important. Spend as much time as you want here. This is a brand new canvas. Breaths 1 and 2 no longer exist. When are you ready? What does your 2014 year look like? What picture would you like to paint for the year? What energy would you like to spend more time on? What energy would you like to spend less time on?
This is your canvas for the year. Make it count. The energy that you place here is very powerful. The intentions you place makes a ripple in the collective. Though situations such as relationships, your job, and these aspects are important, it is not what defines who you are. Relationships can be broken; jobs can be lost. Listen to your heartbeat, on this last breath.
As you approach this last breath, your heartbeat may seem like it is in a fog, or it might be clear. Your breath is the lighthouse that has been guiding you all this time. Take the time to listen. Many emotions will be pouring out during this time. You may laugh; you may cry; you may smile. Accept these feelings. These are all the things that will paint your canvas for the year.
Welcome to 2013 2014 –THE YEAR OF TRANSITION.
Dream Big, Dream Often…but always, DREAM LUCID.