I sort of fell behind on documenting my journey with my 2023 One Little Word,…
Happy New Year, friends! As has been my tradition for the last few years, I am choosing this day . . . the first day of the year . . . to share my One Little Word for you.
And my word is open.
This word first came to me back in the early fall. I was doing a guided meditation and was visualizing a box that was just for me and in that box was a gift. The gift I found was the word open. It just floated right up from that box like a helium balloon.
I immediately dismissed it. I decided it was too early to choose a word for the next year. I decided I didn’t really like that word anyway. I decided that my visualization was just about that moment and not about anything more than that.
You know where this is going, right? The word open just kept coming back to me. And honestly, the more I resisted it the more it persisted. I finally gave in the other day when I read something about how resisting a word can be just as important as instantly embracing a word.
So here I am with the word open. Still feeling pretty uncomfortable with it but also knowing that being uncomfortable is actually good for me because that’s when I have breakthroughs. That’s when I grow. That’s when I find new ways of doing things.
That’s when I open up.