When you’re focused on moving forward, it is ever more important to take a moment to look back to acknowledge and say, “Actually, I did some cool stuff!”
And professionally, I did: from working with a wave of new Sam Page Fitness clients, to fundraising for AIDS Project Los Angeles.
From successfully launching “PocketSAM” my mobile app, to co-leading a new year’s climb up Mount Echo.
From consulting on the $15,000 studio remodel at the Hollywood Production Center, to training to become a certified executive protection agent.I’ve kept pretty busy!
But 2013 wasn’t just about professional milestones.
These past 12 months, I’ve been constantly reminded of the truly impermanent nature of … everything.
We are all in a state of transition, even our relationships.
Nothing is fixed or solid.
Everything is tentative — or as I prefer to think: “just about to become something!”
Really acknowledging this on a soul level — that nothing is static — has helped me become a more open-minded, easygoing human being.
I’ve grown more comfortable with ambiguity, and shifted my thinking to a space where belief (in anything) is not necessary or required for admission.
I’m more flexible, ready, aware & open to see what’s actually unfolding, moment by moment.
I’m a even a better listener.
These awakenings I attribute in part to a growing identification with Buddhism, developing a closer relationship to the nature of my own fear , and my fascination with practical neuroscience.
I’m profoundly grateful for this year, for my practice, and if you’re reading this … for you.
I hope that your happiness is increasing and your suffering is decreasing.
Be well this holiday season.
peace + love + lunges,