Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Ahhhhhhh there it is, feel it? The unmistakable tingling of pure possibility; It’s hanging in the air like the banner over the door to the New Year. 2009, almost doesn’t seem real, yet here it is, 2 days away.
This year I am not going to make a resolution to lose weight or to de-clutter or to get up earlier, or any of that practical stuff. Instead I am going to resolve to be kinder to myself, to deepen my relationship with my friends and family, to work on non-judgment and to be more authentic in everything I do.
Of all of those I think authenticity is the most important. Carolyn Myss says she is “in love with the truth” and more and more I am really getting that. Without the truth there is nothing; nothing to work on, nothing real to offer others, nothing to learn, nothing to share, nothing.
Hiding who we truly are and how we truly feel does not accomplish our goals. And get this, if you think people don’t know who you really are…..you are fooling yourself. If nothing else, your people know they are not getting the true you.
Not being authentic costs us big time. We don’t get the love we deserve, we don’t get the growth we are entitled to, we don’t get the sense of accomplishment we thrive on, isn’t coming clean worth that bounty?
No doubt about it, being truthful is my most important promise this year, to you, to myself and to my world. Won’t you join me? Love to have you along for this crazy, yummy ride called 2009!
Wooo hooooo, bring it on!
Love and Happiness for the New Year,

1 comment:

Gary Johnston said...

Hey Alison!
I'm with you.In an effort to try to find my "true purpose", as all the new-age seekers and Oprah-watchers would call it, I stumbled upon a truth I had been ignoring all along.

In an effort to make a living as an artist and entrepreneur I have been working as a gigging musician, painting watercolours and selling them to whoever was interested, writing blogs, dealing real estate, substitute teaching, private music teaching...you name it.

But one day in a moment of unusual clarity it struck me. Remove the urgency to "make a living" and it was obvious. That I have been living "on purpose" all along.

I have a lovely wife, a nice-enough home for which I am grateful and a family which doesn't always get it but supports me nontheless. I am immersed in love and gratitude and all the while I create. I compose. I write. I paint. I teach. Each day I bring something into the world that did not exist the day before and would not exist without me.

My purpose on this earth is to love and create and I can't wait to get out of bed every morning to do so.

Lovely to see you again at Poistive Thinkers. Hopefully see you again there soon.

Have an amazing, bountiful, love-filled, creation-juiced 2009. I know I will.
Gary Johnston