Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lessons, Letting go and Love

Reflecting on 2009…

Lessons Learned
1.       I have codependency patterns in my intimate relationships
2.       I  take other people’s issues personally then create self-defeating stories
3.       I incorrectly base how I feel about myself by the  behaviours of others
4.       I have let unconscious wounds run my life
5.       I have come to realize my own worth
6.       I am not inferior to others
7.       I do have gifts and something to offer
8.       I can trust my own thoughts and feelings
9.       I am stronger and wiser than I think I am
10.   I can rescue myself
Letting go of:
1.       Self-pity
2.       Childhood and self-defeating patterns
3.       Victimization mentality
4.       Self-doubt
5.       Beating myself up
6.       Allowing my mind/demons to torment me
7.       Overanalyzing things and confusing myself
8.       Taking on other people’s issues as my own
9.       Low self-worth and lack of confidence
10.   My old self-concept
Love & gratitude for:
1.       Friends who have been there through difficult times and good times
2.       Family who have always been there for me
3.       My cats whom I learn so much about living peacefully from
4.       New friends in a new town who have been so warm and welcoming
5.       My good health
6.       Beautiful landscapes that surround me in my new home across country
7.       Writing from my heart in this blog and the words of encouragement from others
8.       Teaching yoga, which inspires me and allows me to inspire others
9.       My vulnerability and open heart
10.   The courage to face my demons/wounds

I hope to take all these lessons and love and step into 2010 lighter as I let go of all that was holding me down. Much love, happiness and peace to all in 2010!

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.”    T.S. Eliot


  1. I love these lists... you know what you want and what you don't... that's so important to start a new year... lightly-yes
    Happy 2010!

  2. Just taking the time to write down a list like this is so positive. Keep heart SB.