If you’re like me, 2016 ended in a blur. Rather than jump on day one into 2017 with clearly defined plans and goals and dreams for the new year, suddenly, here at nearly the end of January, I’ve got nothing. Behind in making New Year’s resolutions, woefully so, and looking for a second chance, I remembered the Lunar New Year.
Happy Lunar Year Year!
January 28th is the start of a two week celebration heralding the Lunar New Year and year of the Rooster.
Rather than drift through 2017 and let the year unfold haphazardly, there is still time to take control. Enter the Lunar New Year with clarity and a vision of the reality you intend to create over the next 12 months.
2016 was a year of endings. Reflecting on the goals I set early last year, I’d also say that 2016 was a year of resounding success. I’d predicted a year of miracles and, though not everything turned out as I had hoped, 2016 was filled with accomplishments. Suddenly, everything I’ve wanted personally and that had alluded me for a long time came true, nearly effortlessly. To what do I attribute the successes? Clearly defined goals.
2017 is the beginning of a new cycle. The intentions and foundations we set now will help direct the course of our lives for the next 9 years.
Over the next two weeks, the duration of the Lunar New Year celebration, pause every so often. Clear your mind of the usual clutter. Look out over the next 9 years of your life. How old will you be? What do you dream your life to look like then? What steps this year will move you nearer to your vision?
View the big picture of your life. Break away from how your life “should” be and “should” look.
For now, simply imagine the impossible.
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In the spirit of moving ever nearer to the reality I dream of living, I’m donating all profits from the sale of Parallel Lives to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Though the male protagonist in Parallel Lives is Potawatomi from Oklahoma and the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is in North and South Dakota and made up of Lakota and Sioux, if he were real, Billy Wayman Wolfe would stand shoulder-to-shoulder to protect Indian land.