As we are closing out of 2012 and entering into 2013 we are each faced with a choice!
We can either hold onto things that are not working or open up to new ways of thinking and behaving in our lives; especially in our relationships, career, parenting, and personal health and wellness.
This is an exciting time to be alive as we all have the ability to wake up to a new consciousness. A new way of living, one that starts from a deep inner place rather than external elements.
This means that we have the choice to think before we speak, choose before we act, and decide what kind of effect we want to have on others, the world, and ourselves.
Now is the time to let go of old resentments, harmful thinking patterns, negative relationship cycles, and dysfunctional behavioral patterns. Instead, learn and apply ways of being and interacting that create good and positive results.
How important is this?
Let me give you just a simple little example of what I am talking about…
While having a great day have you ever run into someone who is very negative or rude? Did you notice how your great day then became effected by the experience?
On the other hand, have you ever had a horrible day, where everything was going wrong, and then you talked with someone who smiled at you, showered you with encouraging words, and told you it was all going to be ok? How did that effect your horrible day? Did you feel better or worse? Assuming you felt better, this is the point, how we think and feel effects not only ourselves but those around us and ultimately the world.
When we come from a place of love with others and ourselves we are far more likely to offer a positive impact on the world and in our own lives. However, when we get caught up in negative or fear-based thinking our life and the way we treat others follows suit.
So as we bid farewell to a year that has been very hard for millions across the planet lets say hello with open arms to all the wonderful possibilities in our own thinking and behaving in 2013!
Bree Maresca-Kramer,M.A., is a contributing blogger for JenningsWire, a blogging community created by Annie Jennings.