For the last few years it has become a ritual of sorts for me to spend the new year’s eve night at home reviewing the year that has gone by, and remembering and thanking those who made the year a memorable one. But yesterday as I sat down to type out this post I felt so overwhelmed by the year that has gone by and couldn’t complete it. So, here’s another try at that.
Continuing the spirit of my quest in 2015, I pushed myself to pursue anything and everything that caught my passion for learning and I’m so glad I did. Here are a few highlights:
I’ve read somewhere that in life you take the test first and learn the lessons later. Now that the test is over, here are the lessons I learnt from 2016.
It doesn’t feel good when you plan something and it doesn’t materialise. You will feel hurt and disappointed in varying degrees depending upon your emotional investment in the plan. But the moment you decide to pause and be more conscious of the situation, you realise the play of an unseen hand, the magic of the universe working in and through the situation to nudging you to learn something more valuable and push you towards something higher than what you planned for yourself.
This is a lesson we all keep re-learning all through life. After all, how do we let go of something so important to us without knowing what is going to be in store for us from the universe? Well, the answer I’ve learnt and keep learning time and again is that universe doesn’t work on the basis of a barter system. It is more like a gift economy. You’ll be blessed with exactly what you need at every point in time to take the next step in evolution. Once you stop comparing what you’re letting go with what you’re receiving, you stop worrying. You let go not to get something better, you let go to free yourself of the past that is holding you back. Being open and receptive is only a natural consequence.
And I must say I’m so grateful to the universe for blessing me with situations and people who remind me this lesson just about when I start to forget or be absent-minded about it.
2016 has been an incredible and magical year for me. An year of immense learning and personal growth. And most importantly I’ve grown in my conviction that such a life need not be a rarity, and in fact could be our natural state if only we follow our true calling.
Sing your heart’s song and you’ll discover the courage and start seeing the opportunities to manifest your dreams. In 2016, I decided to pursue my passion for training which brought me the opportunity to take online digital marketing classes on weekends. I also had a major job change and moved cities. And in between my day job and weekend trainings I managed to teach yoga and take oracle card consultations. It has been really hectic and but equally rewarding. And the best part is that it has given me the courage and confidence to say no to things which I would have agreed to do just because I had to earn a livelihood. Though this is still a work-in-progress achievement, I’m happy with the progress I’ve made.
Here’s to a 2017 filled with even more love, learning and happiness!
Happy New Year! :)
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