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Posted by LindaM | December 27, 2013

Have you made your new year’s resolutions yet?

For the last several years instead of making resolutions which tend to get broken within months or even weeks into a new year, I’ve been choosing a word that I use throughout the year as a gentle way to remind me of what I want to change about my life during the coming year, and as a way to focus on my goals and intentions.

My word for 2013 was possibility, and I even made an art card that I hung on the wall and used as a visual reminder.

One Word Vision Card: Possibility

One Word Vision Card: Possibility

One Word Vision Card: Possibility

This year I had a lot of trouble coming up with an appropriate word; none seemed to feel quite right. Instead it was a symbol that finally made itself known to me and which feels quite perfect for the coming year. My symbol for 2014 is the enso.

Enso

For me it brings understanding of the constant transition of endings and beginnings, because there can be no ending without a new beginning and there can be no new beginning without something ending. It also represents the creative flow as it moves in, out and around; always in motion.

You can read more about the enso here on wikipedia, and there is also a lovely explanation here on the Modern Zen website.

I’ve already drawn my enso symbol and am in the process of incorporating it into a journal page. Keeping a visual journal is one of my creative projects for 2014.

Enso

You can find lots of helpful information about choosing a word here on the One Word website.

I wish you all a happy new year and I’ll see you on the flip side :)

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  1. Quickly reviewed your work and love what you do!

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