Setting Intentions for 2013
The holidays didn’t exactly go as I had planned this year. On Friday morning, just hours before my children arrived home for winter break, my body started to ache, my sinus filled, my eyes started to burn and my body temperature soared well over 100 degrees. The next morning, my family headed north on ski-cation and I stayed home in bed where I spent the next 4 days reading, sleeping, healing and sipping tea.
While the very sound of my husband’s and children’s voices over the phone would make my tears gush, just between us, the in-between-phone-calls time wasn’t nearly as bad as I had anticipated. In fact, it was not only healing…it was restorative.
Thanks to a friend and yogi who recommended the book, “Breakfast with Buddha,” I spent those sacred days experiencing stillness, contemplating happiness and how to obtain it, and nodding my head in agreement as I followed the main character’s journey and the teachings of his travel companion, the Buddha. When my family arrived home, I was not only feeling much improved, I was feeling whole.
Meditation, conscious choices and love… this is what the Buddha taught. And so instead of creating New Year’s resolutions this year, I’ve decided to embrace these guiding principles as my intention for 2013. Whatever you resolve or intend for 2013, may it bring you fulfillment, happiness, good health and much love.
Here’s to eating clean and living well in 2013.
Happy New Year!