Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A Clean Slate

Yesterday, a friend of mine called the new year a clean slate. and she's right. It's a chance to take the time over the last week we spent reviewing and planning and put it into action.

When you woke up this morning, this year awaited with you with all the wonder and surprise that it hold. Take the time to pray for guidance in the upcoming year and put your plans into action.

Some recommendations from our friends:

Thich Nhat Hanh recommends meditating for an hour a day. Begin gradually, and work yourself up to it.

Marianne Williamson, author of The Course in Miracles, recommends reading spiritual material for an hour each day. She also suggests doing affirmations 50 times daily.

The book Alcoholics Anonymous, which contains wisdom for more than just alcoholics, suggests morning and evening prayer, daily meditation and inventory.

Now that you've done your review, you'll know what you have planned. Set up a rough schedule loose enough to allow time for adjustments for you to use in the beginning until your tasks become as natural as breathing.

Good luck, and Happy New Year!

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