Coming Home for the New Year
“I love to see, when leaves depart,
The clear anatomy arrive,
Winter, the paragon of art,
That kills all forms of life and feeling
Save what is pure and will survive.”
After we move into a New Year, our culture typically embraces “resolutions”– things to improve upon to make our lives better. Instead of diving into a path of self-improvement with a list of goals, try slowing down and using winter as an invitation to get quiet, listen in, and find home.
As you move into 2018 try accessing some comfort with hygge as a guiding word.
The term hygge, (pronounced “hooga”) is a Danish word describing a feeling, a sensation or an experience of coziness and well+being.
Hygge invites us to know a warmth that lives inside of each of us.
Think of it as an invitation to reconnect and find home within by accessing stillness and warmth within our being: feeling our breath, being in our body, and reconnecting with what is essential in us.
When we get still we can feel and listen more deeply to what is driving our behaviors, our way of being in the world that isn’t working. This can be challenging, but acknowledging and listening in is the only way to find real freedom. When we can access this, we settle in to a deeper knowing and inner truth which can inform choices and actions from a SELF-led place.
This is our gold, our quiet power that can really improves our lives – a welcomed antidote to the drive and external nature that our present culture is feeding us as self-improvement.
My wish for you in 2018: May you find your hygge — your infinite and abundant loving home within.