Reflections on Living 2009

In 2009, let’s keep our life simple by looking at the things that truly help us to be happy and more peaceful. For each of us, that may be different. For some, it may mean reading  spiritual books like the Tao Teh Ching; for others it may mean exercise, tai chi, or meditation. Every day, try doing something that makes you feel free and happy. This year, spend more time with family and friends. Also, be more intimate with yourself. Spend time in spiritual reflection or take an inner inventory. Do things you always wanted to do but didn’t have time. Timing is everything. In essence, time is how we feel about the world and ourselves. Become deeply aware of your life stage and where you are. If it’s time to have a child, look at ways to have a child, and don’t delay. In other words, there is no reason to delay living!

Take your health into consideration. Do not skip physical exams. Now is the time to do things that make you healthier and prevent large expenses later. During times of upheaval, manage your stress level. Watch media judiciously, and don’t watch the news while eating. There is such a thing as too much news. Focus on the task in front of you while not overdoing things.

Our behavior needs to reflect conservation, frugality. Don’t waste, and don’t consume excessively. To have good mental health, reduce the clutter around you. Get rid of things you don’t need and donate your extra possessions to agencies so others can use them. Less is more. This attracts abundance because emptiness creates the ability of new things to come in.