Through this month, I’ve been trying to settle into my word of the year and it’s amazing how I keep getting various nudges and reminders from the Universe about being intentional. I have been finding wisdom and insight through words and media on how to be more intentional in my choices.
Where have I been finding wisdom and gaining insights from? Books, social media posts, music, etc. One of the places that I continue to find inner wisdom from is my practice of writing Morning Pages. (thank you to the life-changing The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron).
There have been some themes that have been coming through quite strongly. Let me share them with you and the words/ media that inspired me.
# 1 – I need to be lovingly listening to my life – from this will flow wisdom, gratitude and calm.
Gratefulness is there from the very beginning, because it is always a loving listening to whatever comes your way, and if you lovingly listen to it, you are grateful for it. ― Br David Steindl-Rast
# 2 My healing from emotional pain and the resultant anxiety is ongoing. I must continue to work on conscious healing through journaling, affirmations, etc.
# 3 I must look at the intention behind the choices I make. Fear must not be what moves me. Instead I must be led by love and joy.
“Does doing it bring you joy?
Does it boost your confidence?
Does it help you stay inspired?
Does it help you connect with that part of you that is always peaceful and filled with wonder and possibilities?”
― Laurie E. Smith
# 4 I must be kind and empathetic but I need to revisit what empathy really means.
This image made me smile because it reminds me a bit about what I’ve tried to create in my writing studio – The Frangipani Creative.
Today I’m really grateful for the access to books and media that brings me such diverse voices and views and truly opens my mind to new ways of thinking! ♥
What words inspired you in the recent past?
This week I’m linking to Marsha Ingrao’s post WQ #157 – Literature/Media that Inspires