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Thursday, January 10, 2019

It's that time of year when people ask, "What are my goals"? What do I want for the coming year"? This year, for some reason, those were difficult questions for me. When I was asked to blog about my goals I found it hard to put my feelings and thoughts into words. Have you ever experienced that?

For weeks I just sat with those questions. No clarity on my horizon. But I did remember a poem by Rainer Rilke suggesting the benefits of living the questions. When I googled for more information I found this comment by Deepak Chopra:

And here is how it happened. I have been waiting to read the book of memoirs by Michelle Obama, "Becoming" and was delighted when the library called to say it was available. I began looking through it and my eyes fell on this passage:

"For me, becoming isn't about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn't end."

Wow! This is the idea I have been reaching for. I can embrace the process of forward movement. Michelle Obama continues,

"It's all a process, steps along a path. Becoming requires equal parts patience and rigor. Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there's more growing to be done".

My conclusion is that I have more growing to do. That's what makes 2019 truly exciting to me. Thanks for joining me on the journey.
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