New Year....Refocusing

As the first month of this new year draws to a close, I'm remembering and forgetting. Something that happens all the time, but I'm bringing more awareness and focus to it. When I remember I feel better even when I'm sad, angry, confused or overwhelmed. The remembering gives me the opportunity to be aware. To show up and meet my experience. To hold myself in regard and with responsibility. When I forget and I'm feeling any of the above emotions or joyful, I'm robbed of the in-the-moment experience. Awareness is key to showing up; to being there for yourself; to making informed choices; to being a good friend, partner, parent or neighbor. I was grateful to hear Tara Brach's podcast on TRUE REF