“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius
Last week I shared with you beautiful lessons from 3 feminine leaders. Today I want to share with you my own year-end review.
As part of my daily self-care routine, I take long walks on the beach every morning. These walks became my meditation practice. I like to pay attention to and appreciate simple things: birds having tribe gathering; children playing in the sand; people jogging and walking, and seeing their footprints get washed away by the rhythmic movements of ocean waves….
Suddenly my mind zoomed in onto the washed footprints on the sand and I thought “That is a symbolic image of our lives – we leave a footprint as proof of our existence on the physical plane. Then one day our ‘footprint’ will be erased in an instant and we’ll return back to our Divine Source. Suddenly the brevity of our existence struck my awareness… All the worries and struggles, fears and pains, physical possessions and material achievements that we identify with are NOT ‘our identity’ but simply passing experiences along our journey.
Then what remains? What is lasting?
LOVE and JOY… Love, kind attention and joyful memories you share with others are the legacy that you can leave behind one day.
If you are someone like me, you are ambitious and driven constantly by new exciting ideas and projects, desire to authentically express yourself, create and serve others with your talents and skills. In my case, this passion and drive helped me achieve freedom and independence and I am infinitely grateful for my life. Yet I often multitask to the point of exhaustion and push myself.
I get caught up in the busyness of life, which is a self-created illusion, and overlook the real priorities. And as I was watching the footprints get washed away in an instant, I felt that next year I want to refocus on what REALLY MATTERS and what makes me FEEL GOOD: LOVE, JOY, DEEP CONNECTIONS and INNER PEACE.
And that is one of my main lessons from 2015: Remember what really matters in your life, especially in the midst of your busyness.
I want to share with you a fun exercise I do at the end of the year and invite you to try it too.
Create a list of
Pause and take some time for yourself and write your dreams into existence in the coming 2016!
Have a Healthy, Joyful and Prosperous New Year!
You can stop here or… you can continue reading my year-end notes from 2015:
I want to leave behind
With Love and Gratitude,
Millen is a Wealth architect and Financial Independence Coach, entrepreneur, and a bestselling author. Being a Possibilities' Catalyst, she uses her intuition, business, and investment expertise to support entrepreneurial women (like you) who want to master their money, live their purpose achieve financial prosperity and freedom. With her physics and business education, corporate and entrepreneurial experience, money management know-how, mindfulness practices and transformational coaching skills, Millen has a unique ability to guide and support clients in achieving extraordinary success in their lives.