Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sankalpa, Take 2

In 2014, I joined Lee in practicing sankalpa.  Sankalpa comes from yoga, with its origins all the way back in the Vedas, and it's about awakening your true nature.  My 2014 sankalpa was "I am intentional." Basically, I started being deliberate with my time.  Looking back on it, it had real staying power.  At the end of the 24 days, I had a whole different conception of time, a conception that still enriches my life and helps me be my true self.

I'm totally serious.

So, my 2016 sankalpa came to me as I was waking up this morning.  It's "I am a creative risk-taker." It's about letting go of fear and competition, and instead embracing my identity as a thinker, a teacher, and a writer.

I'm trying to think of a joke to go with this post because that's usually what I do - I write amusing little anecdotes.  But, maybe today, because I'm a creative risk-taker, I'm just telling you clearly and directly what's up next for me in this space.  So, there you go.

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