My schedule is fuller these days, making me feel like I’m falling behind and won’t get anything done. I’m starting to feel like no matter how hard I try, some things do not change. I wanted to share my feelings if anybody was feeling similarly to see if my experiences might help.
What you know is a gift: take stock of your accumulated knowledge, nurture it, and share it with others. And if you decide to do something different after that, go ahead, but do not forget what you know.
I’m surprised by how long it took me to realize what I was doing this time because I have been practicing letting go of the past for a long time. But it creeps in, and sometimes we do not notice. The more we are present, the more potent we are and the happier we will be.
Meditating has become the highlight of my days. I look forward to the time I give myself to be quiet and listen. Then I practice letting go of my thoughts and gain a sense of peace that can only come from that time.
Personal growth is not uniform. Habits take time to form, and not everything happens at once. Patience is your best ally. Keep going: the more you experiment, the more effective you will be.
We do not have unlimited time for our projects, so taking the time to regroup and learn before taking on a new phase or project is invaluable. You will inevitably have learned much along the way, so take the time to reassess. Your next project will be that much more successful because of those lessons.
I have learned so much, mainly about myself, and through that growth, I have learned of others, my friends and family, and my community. And so, I want to close this year with a summary of the main lessons that this year has left me in the hopes that they might be useful for you.