“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Eliot
It’s time to leave everything behind.
January is over and February is here. Sometimes I think of January as the practice month to get ready for the new year. We set our intentions and goals. We filter through the ups and downs, the lessons, the mud and the muck of the previous year. We figure out what worked and what didn’t work, what we no longer want, what we do want …. and what must be let go of and left behind.
January… the practice month… a month of purging and purifying our systems from the poisons that infiltrate them from the previous year. A month of making choices, choices hopefully that will better ourselves in mind, body and soul in this new coming year. Yes, it’s time to leave everything behind…. and take steps towards those goals or projects we had in mind as the year started. It’s time to leave behind feeling hindered or held back or stuck. It’s time to leave behind and release ourselves from the structures, habits, and patterns that keep our minds and bodies clogged. It’s time to leave behind whatever fears have held us captive, stifled our growth, or limited our ability to heal – and to make them conscious and dismantled. Maybe not an easy process that can be sorted through with any instantaneousness. Hearts aren’t timelines. But January gives us that time to work towards an unrelenting commitment to the truth and what it calls us to do…. and stop doing. January work. Work that reminds us that the well-being of your physical, mental and emotional self sees you through each and every day. The more you take care of it, the more you can take care of yourself and your world.
And so, January leaves us, but leaves us with the knowledge to helps us to finish up, understand, and integrate the major life-lessons we have learned and to help us tap into, and explore, the potency of living out our greatest potential. A potential that can only be discovered when we allow our unique self-expression – “being you”- to surface and take flight.
It’s time to leave everything behind…. and then make the choice to turn around…. and look forward to the future.
It’s time to leave everything behind …. and begin a new relationship with ourselves.