As the new year opens, one word reveals itself as my guide on my 2023 spiritual journey. In anticipation of this wonder-filled event, I open my heart and mind to accept not a resolution but a guiding spirit. A word as quiet as a winter forest in early morning evolves. It swirls in wonder, colors the sky in imagination, and settles in a pillowed corner of content. In a dreamlike state, it opens in a restful pose. One word, newly added to my one word list echoes the thought of the "most inspiring and visionary spiritual teachers in the world today", Eckhart Tolle.
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Spiritual Journey - 2023 One Word Guide
Just be and enjoy being!
- Eckhart Tolle
What I Know About My 2023 One Word
Be is a guiding spirit.
In the yoga studio, it appears as presence on my mat.
In life, Be, will slow down my continual hurried pace
through the power of now.
Am I ready for this challenge?
It has been a long time coming.
I lean on the Lord, reminded of His words:
"Be still, and know that I am God!
Be strong and of good courage;
Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:
for the Lord, thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."*
To Be Present
open your heart
believe in faith
find joy's presence
reach out for hope
embrace the now
seek life's balance
pause and begin
be true to you
throughout this year
May this year provide a journey of wonder and surprise
as I allow my one word, be, to guide my spiritual journey.
In a quiet room, I write with the muse on my shoulder and the spirit of love and peace above.
I look forward to joining the Spiritual Journey First Thursday community hosted by teacher/author/poet Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche.
Here poetic goodness and spiritual enrichment flow.