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This is the unexpected, part II of my New Year’s Intention setting for 2015.  And I may as well be honest – there may be more to come.  Today’s intention was brought to me by a friend, teacher, and fellow dragon Jambo Truong.  He’s set an intention to not complain.  And because I think he enjoys tormenting me, challenged me to do the same.

It scares me for some reason.  I don’t know why.  I think maybe in my current world, with all of my breath and reflective moments, I still take some delight in the miserable.  And how fucked up is that??  Sure, I may “justify” my complaints by saying that I add a huge helping of sarcasm, but at the end of it, they’re still complaints that have the power to bring myself and my listeners down.  Why do that?

Isn’t there enough negative in the world?  Aren’t we all just trying to make due with the best we have?  And what is the power shift if instead of making observations about how cold it is here to change it and instead acknowledge how powerful winter actually is in the scheme of things.  It’s also needed.

So here goes – I’m going to reduce my complaints.  I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to stop cold turkey but I’m going to try.  My technique will be to implement Ana Forrest’s “Formula for Change.”  The two key components are to catch the habit and to breathe.  Go figure.  Breath.  I think it’ll be pretty amazing to feel my energy shift as I breathe into the positive and to let go of the negative.  Because “the cold never bothered me anyway.”