This time of the year we are all focused on our new year resolutions and goals we’ve set for ourselves to really make 2016 count. All of us want this year to be the year of much needed change personally and globally. And while goal setting is a great way to plant the seeds of our futures, it is important to remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Nothing great or worth having is done overnight. Sometimes it is as simple as just keeping up with life with baby steps and sticking to our routines whatever they may be.
The important thing is to persist through daily challenges with neutrality and reminding yourself that you have all the strength and calm you need to get through life with grace. Whatever makes your soul shine, do that as often as you can and make time for it. It will help you be great in other areas of your life. I find that my yoga and meditation practice helps me keep a neutral mind and gives me the serenity to face whatever life throws at me. When I’m in a posture and my arms are shaking and I want to give up but I know if I stay I will reach that transcendent moment that I’m longing for, I push past my limited thinking of “I can’t” or “this is too hard”. Then I detach from my body and connect to my divine nature that wants to grow. So I keep up… I push past the pain to enjoy a momentary escape from the illusion of reality into my true nature and it becomes all worthwhile.
So just keep up… keep moving… keep being… keep shining. The rest will take care of itself.