Going Back or Moving Forward
I keep hearing lots of talk about going ‘back to normal’ as the world begins to change again. It has got me wondering about if we can ever go back. So much has changed over the past year, the world is forever altered and so am I. I have spent much of this last twelve months learning about myself and what I am capable of; I want to think about moving forward not back. I want to take my new knowledge and use it to make different choices, to create the life that is right for me.
The feeling reminds me of the times I have fasted in the past, after a period of eating only brown rice, I am always surprised about the foods I miss most. It’s as if I am finally able to hear my body tell me what it needs, rather than feeding it what I think I want. So as the world changes again I am trying to listen, what does my new knowledge about myself tell me and how can I use it to go forward, rather than back?
What are the things you were able to keep doing that meant the most this year?
What did you let go of and not miss?
What new things did you discover that you want to keep?
What have you been missing that you can’t wait to do again?
I wonder how quickly the answers to those questions came to you? I know some I can answer instantly (the sea and my Grandparents are the things I miss most), but others will take more time and thought to answer. It would be extremely easy to be swept up in the excitement of going ‘back to normal’, but I know taking the time to choose how I want things to be will be worth it in the long run. By honouring this new knowledge and choosing with intention will lead to the place I want to be, rather than the place I think I should be.
I’d love to hear about what you will be choosing to take forward.