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A Year to Be, Rather than Do

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

January is a challenge. With COVID’s Omicron variant in full swing and Winter upon us, it would be easy to become disheartened. But January is also traditionally a time of hope. “Hope,” Emily Dickinson writes, “is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.”

Hope is a lovely and essential concept to contemplate right now. Take some time to be still enough amidst chaos, uncertainty, and fatigue to listen for It stirring Its feathers in your soul.

What do you hope for in this coming year?

Where will you choose to place your precious energy?

This may be the year to focus beyond how many tasks can be checked off, how many pounds lost, how many summits bagged.

This could be the time where Be reaps more benefits than Do.

Surrendering to the moments at hand may be even more important than formally “practicing” them.

Listen to Hope however It speaks to you.

Answer it with your own authentic embrace.

Be well and know that peace is a breath away, dancing with Hope.

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