Where to Begin
This is an invitation to begin now. Visioning and intention-setting don’t have to look a certain way. Maybe you set aside two hours for yourself before the new year to engage with it all at once. Maybe you take one tool and chip away at your vision and intentions over the next few weeks. However you approach it, I assure you that your year will look and feel different when you enter it with vision and intention AND when you follow it up with regular check-ins and practice (that’s for another post).
I’m playing with some new and old ideas as I dig into this process for myself. The last two years involved pondering powerful questions and drawing out themes from the answers to those questions to set a focus, or theme, for the year. I’ve appreciated having a theme, because it gives direction to my intentions, decisions, and actions.
Last year I did two exercises that resulted in two different themes, which I combined to create “In Service of Truth.” Here’s what this meant for me:
- Knowing and honoring my truths
- Expressing my truths in the world and allowing myself to be seen
- Serving others in their process of discovering and expressing their truths
- Honing my intuition and honoring that truth in my daily life
- Serving in alignment with my truths
- Honoring the wholeness in myself and others
I did a check-in mid-year to revisit my vision and intentions in ten areas of my life with this theme in mind. Now I’m reflecting on what felt good in each of these areas this year, and I’m exploring where I still want to grow, which will inform my theme for 2020.