A Reflection Ritual
As we near the end of the year and enter into this season of celebration, gratitude, and self-reflection, I’d like to share something really special with you. Every December, I participate in a beautiful end of the year reflection ritual inspired by my transformative involvement in the community. It looks something like this… I light some candles, brew a cup of hot tea, get cozy by the fireside with my dog nearby and settle in for a few hours of deep reflection and open-hearted honesty. The ritual is done by answering simple questions, which are designed to call forth mighty truth, inspiration and growth from deep within you. And now it’s your turn! Grab a pen and paper! Let’s reflect on all the things that made this year worth remembering. Take your time to write out all of your thoughts for each answer, no matter how big or small. You may be surprised how far you’ve come in just a year!
“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” -Lao Tzu
- What was your biggest triumph?
- What was the smartest decision you made?
- What one word or phrase best sums up and describes this year’s experience?
- What was the greatest lesson you learned?
- What was the most loving service you performed?
- What is your biggest piece of unfinished business?
- What were the three most significant events?
- Who were the three people that had the greatest impact on your life?
- When did you feel most alive?
- What was the biggest risk you took?
- What was the biggest surprise?
- What was your biggest failure?
- What fears surfaced in your life?
- What is one thing you can forgive yourself for?
- What is one thing you can forgive another for?
- What was your biggest learning experience?
- What will you vow to NEVER do again? Do more of?
- What one area do you feel stuck in from this year that you would like to improve next year?
- Is there something from last year that you still need to let go of?
- What important relationships improved the most?
- What compliment would you like to have received?
- What compliment would you like to have given?
- What else do you need to do or say to be complete with this year?
Wishing you all a beautiful and happy new year! With Love + Namaste, Stacy