“Tell me, what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
-–Mary Oliver from The Summer Day
Mary Oliver points to a critical question. This is a professional question, a geographical question, a moral question, a spiritual question. How we spend our moments affect how we spend out lives.
There is something impressive too about a new year, a new beginning, a white canvas and a second chance. At the start of this new year, we invite in important questions:
- What has meaning?
- What do I value?
- What am I avoiding?
- What is my legacy?
Take time at the start of this new year to explore these big questions, and rather than rush into the ready answer, allow these questions to rest in your mind and heart. Take time to reflect in writing about these questions. Talk with a trusted friend. Take a walk and allow these questions to accompany you.
Notice what happens.