With the next decade around the corner, I started to dream-in a vision for the new year. When speaking with my sweet friend (and bride-to-be) Elle V, she told me that in the coming year, she wants to focus on what makes her heart throb. Afterall, one of our greatest gifts of being human is choice! I was so charmed by the thought that I developed a few questions to help kickstart my own discovery process. It sounds rather self-directed but the fact is that we are inextricably connected and our personal happiness does create a ripple effect. Whether it is a gesture of kindness, an act of self-care, or a romantic relationship, the way we lead our lives affects not only ourselves, but everyone and everything else.
If you're willing to venture forward, then download and complete the What Makes Your Heart Throb questionnaire. Once you’ve finished writing your answers, place the document in an envelope addressed to yourself. Seal the envelope and put it in a special place. You can set a specific date in the future on which to open it, or just keep it nearby so that you can take it out whenever you feel the need to remind yourself of your intentions.
May the magic of this holiday season conspire together bringing rest, nourishment and happiness your way!
By Theo Koffler, speaker, author and founder of Mindfulness Without Borders – a charitable organization that facilitates programs and workshops to strengthen social and emotional intelligence and secular mindfulness in youth and the adults that surround them.