Last night, Z and I were talking about New Year’s Resolutions. And it occurred to me that this wouldn’t make any sense for me any more.
Is this because my life is absolutely perfect and I no longer have any desires? Nope.
It’s because I am consistently aware of my next greatest good. I daily do my spiritual practices. I regularly surrender to what is. I also practice awareness of my thoughts, consciousness and vibration. In doing this, I am saying “yes” to the Universe, allowing myself to receive the abundant good It has for me.
In talking about New Year Resolutions, I realized that I am always in the midst of what I have come to call spiritual projects. This is where I used to put my spiritual resolutions (or evolutions, as the case may be). This is the one time a year I would declare what was next for me.
These days, I do this every morning. I review each night. I practice gratitude for the evolution and blessings that have taken place each day. And every day I grow stronger in my conviction that this is the best way of life for me. This is my own personal equation for happiness.
If you were to graph my happiness, there is a clear trajectory upward. Every year, I am more grateful for my life and its awesome blessings. Each time I reflect on my ability to love my self, I have gotten better.
My beloved teacher, don Miguel Ruiz, used to say, “Practice makes the Master.” So I practice happiness. Some day, I will be a Master of Happiness. Today, I am simply practicing being a very good student.