It's just another New Year's Eve...
Another night like all the rest...
(if you know those lyrics, I will fist bump you!!)
I still refuse to accept "resolutions" on New Year's Eve. It is the Pathway to Fail.
The entire holiday season for me, gives me a chance to reflect, to make decisions, and to begin to focus and and nurture where I am, where I have been, where I want to be next.
Learning to leave what is where it is, is crucial to us as artists. We are never completely satisfied: always wanting to change, to tweak, to adjust. This is a wonderful and maddening trait.
I am learning to let go of language that gets stuck in a loop in my mind. Language that does not serve me.
"If I could do that again, I would..."
"Why did I let..."
"What was I thinking..."
And that's just a few...you can add yours to that list! You know you have them!
Language we use on ourselves, does not need to be black or white. As you continue to live on this planet, you begin to realize that much has to do with the hues of gray as people and experiences and decisions and choice are thrown into the mix! However, we tend to be 'all or nothing' and it doesn't serve us well.
What happens, happens. We do not control that final outcome. For those of us who have control freak issues (!!) in portions of our lives, who are "fixers", who are little bit Type A...we have a hard time with this.
HOWEVER...how we speak to ourselves, how we attitude our language in that inner dialogue matters. THAT we can control. We have agency over that language. How we RESPOND to that language is within the grasp of our control and our choice.
So, when you review your year, as a way of closing that particular book, acknowledge what you must, but don't dwell on those things you did not do; did not book; did not achieve; We tend to fall into the negative more often than we realize. Well, I know I do! That language can be debilitating and create more anxiety and more confusion.
So, review your year. Rejoice is what you DID. What you DISCOVERED. What you UNCOVERED. What the roadblocks, energy blocks RE-CREATED for you.
If you can recognize a barrier, you can change it. HOW is up to you.
Then let your authenticity lead you to language that inhabits your NOW; that gives you power, that gives you purpose, that gives you possibility.
Those are the words I am leading with for 2017 starting today:
Power, Purpose, Possibility.
Nobody, and nothing, can take that from you, unless you relinquish it.
Choose to carry your power, your purpose and your possibility and breathe life into them.
Let that lead you into your next, and mingle with the energy of like minds; find empathy for those minds not like yours; discover how to live the authenticity you are claiming just by DOING LIFE.
You truly have what it takes to claim your authenticity and all that manifests.
It means action.
It means reflection.
It means discovery.
One beautiful resonant sound at a time.
Susan Eichhorn Young covers all things voice—strong and sophisticated singing and speaking.
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