Sunday, January 3, 2010

Be The Change

Last month, I picked the book 29 Gifts by Cami Walker for my book club choice. I learned about it after reading an article in Yoga Journal - Overwhelming Abundance. When I went to Tattered Cover to find a book club pick, it was on display and seemed so perfect given the timing of the holidays. I promptly bought the book and made the choice whole-heartedly, abandoning my usual back and forth decision-making wrestling bonanza.

Before the holidays in the midst of our chaos, I read through the book with joy and some strange sense of performance anxiety. I always have a smidge of that feeling when choosing a book to recommend people spend their time reading. That and I was embarrassed by the sense of spirituality in the book - my "anti-religulous" ego and pride not wanting to be shelved. In any case, once I let the judgement go, I enjoyed the idea of giving for the sheer joy of connecting and opening oneself up to fullness rather than scarcity, which feels so commonplace these days.

So after weeks of vacillating; not being able to actually commit (as always); and secretly giving things to others while feeling too matyrish to log said things; I’m stopping the insanity and choosing to do what I have really been wanting to do for a month now: 29 Gifts in 29 days.

This morning as I decided to finally commit, Yogi Tea gave me some sage support. I love little random notes that I find along the way in life. As I start this process, I am inspired by this quote as well:

"We must become the change we want to see in the world."
- Mohandas Gandhi

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