For the first time since I’ve started the Word of The Year practice, I didn’t have to think about my word for 2022. It came to me two months ago and I was certain it was just what I needed. The more I pondered on it, the more it made sense.
My Word For 2022
Yes, the word ‘flow’ chose me for 2022.
In The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle says resisting your current situation does nothing to change it. The only way to shift your situation is to leave it, change it or learn to accept it.
As I envision it, 2022 is going to be a year in which I go with the flow, find flow in my personal and writing life and stop resisting and blocking things within me.
Although I’m by and large fairly easy going, I realised that in the last few years, I’ve been trying too hard, resulting in anxiety and feeling out of touch with myself. I was comparing my work and output to other people and this was leading to more pressure. I did try to work on letting go last year, but I’m going to do this in a much more focused way in 2022.
Last year, a considerable amount of time was spent fighting for causes, albeit important, but energy draining. I’ll learn to deal with injustices and irritations with deep breaths. Why let anyone or anything steal my joy?
The corner stones of flow for me will be – routines and rituals, mindfulness and gratitude. I’m not getting into details right now, but stay tuned for more posts about this and how the word ‘flow’ will translate into my days.
What’s your word for 2022?