This past year, I have been opening my heart and practicing more vulnerability in the hopes that living more exposed, is living more freely. So, with that vulnerability, I want to share something I’ve struggled with for many years.
My words for 2016 are light, still, whole, and free. These words capture the way I want to feel.
I discovered the idea of “core desired feelings” from Danielle LaPorte’s work (learn more here). I’ve found that when my goal is a desired feeling, any efforts toward it are inherently satisfying. It isn’t about a final destination or ‘achieving’ in traditional terms – it is about connecting to my internal compass. It is about finding and appreciating the things I can choose to do in order to evoke the feelings I like to have. The ideas I’ve listed below feel like invitations to myself, not a chore list.