“You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it.” — Maya Angelou
The guideposts for me moving into 2015 are: GRATITUDE AND FORGIVENESS
Within those two words my creative process will unfold as DREAM, CREATE, STUDY, LEARN, INQUIRE, PREPARE. I found it interesting that the first new Nia (www.nianow.com) routine I selected to teach in 2015 is called “Dream.” I love synchronicity. So, I’m literally “moving” into 2015 with the first word in my creative process — Dream!!
In order for me to bring forth anything new, I have to let go of the old. I’ve tried stuffing the old into the new, hoping that perhaps a few bulges here and there could be overlooked. But not so. The old has to be let go…completely. My way, the only way I have found to do this, is to forgive and to be grateful.
And as Maya Angelou’s quote suggests, it takes courage. Courage enough to stand up and say “this far and no further.” It’s done. I forgive and now I must move on in gratitude. The two go hand in hand, gratitude and forgiveness. They are the mother and father of liberation.
I am free to dream, create, study, learn, inquire and prepare. My creativity has no boundaries. I am unleashed.