December 15 – 5 Minutes
Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010. (Author: Patti Digh)
- January – Resilience … builds beauty and perfection slowly, over time.
- February – It doesn’t really matter the way you did it, only that you did.
- March – any kind of change starts with self-compassion.
- April – getting set on fire.
- May – window-ledges, jumping out of them & staring at walls.
- June – 10 Things I Discovered When I Faced My Fear.
- July – …the only failure is in not beginning. Or starting again. As the case may be.
- August – dropping the illusion of my inferiority.
- September – make mistakes better
- October – … even after, nothing even matters. Love remains.
- November – voids are sweet and good and precious moments of recollecting and reassembling myself internally.
- December – choosing alignment first, and how it might change everything else
December 14 – Appreciate
What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? (Author: Victoria Klein)
Myself. And I don’t tell myself that enough, I think. But this year, I came around for me and showed up for me, more than ever before. In the beautiful moments, sure! And in the difficult breakdown moments, I stayed true to me, more often. Being able to see, that I didn’t exchange my own thoughts and feelings in for someone else’s idea of what was best for me, was really big. There is nothing that strengthens me more than the practice of acknowledging and appreciating my self. In 2011, I’m taking this one to the bank!
December 13 – Action
When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? (Author: Scott Belsky)
To talk into this video camera, that’s been set-up in my office for three months, and pretend it’s you.
December 12 – Body Integration
This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present? (Author: Patrick Reynolds)
Cohesive me. Hmmm. Moments where I’m not aware of mind & body would be when I’m doing Remembrance (a sufi practice introduced to me by Mark Silver) or when I’m doing my own personal practice of remembering who I really am… that is, reminding myself how Love or God or Source sees me (or another or a specific situation). In 2011, cohesive me sees more often, the real you & the real me.
December 11 – 11 Things
What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life? (Author: Sam Davidson)
- For my complaining friends, I will change the subject. A lot.
- For my inner critic, I will initiate project self-adoration, 40 days of practicing radical self love.
- For my endless writing distractions, I will close Twitter, Facebook and Gmail tabs. (This tip is from Danielle LaPorte’s post “what’s on your stop doing list?“)
- For my doubt, I will make more wishes, and tell myself a new version of the story more often.
- For my out-of-aligned body that’s slowly coming into alignment, I’ll drink lots more water. Fresh, clean, pure. Water.
- For my stiff and sore lower back, I’ll get back to pilates and strengthening my core.
- For my misunderstandings, I’ll speak my truth more often even if it means you still won’t understand me.
- For my worry, I’ll remember faith is where I put my attention and choose to look for and at the things I love, appreciate and adore instead.
- For my heartbreaks, I’ll celebrate (and remind myself) I chose to let love in and that I still can and do, starting with myself.
- For my failures, I’ll keep showing up.
- For my attachment, I’ll trust more, that I have everything I need, right now. And that this is usually, always, the case.
December 10 – Wisdom
What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? (Author: Susannah Conway)
Wisest decision was hiring Charlie Gilkey. It played out in triple digits. As-in, biz revenue growth.
December 9 – Party
What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans. (Author: Shauna Reid)
Cupcakes in Bel Air, of course!
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