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A New Beginning | 2020

New years can be a little daunting. There is all that self-assessment of the year past, and realizing that perhaps we didn’t accomplish quite all that we intended 365 days ago. There is certainly some of that going on for me today.

BUT, in it I am also cutting myself some slack by realizing that life sometimes dishes out some unexpected surprises, and, we can’t always see into the future (and therefore plan for it) as well as we hope to. I love Isak Dinesen’s quote from Out of Africa, “God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.”

And after all, are not the surprises, the unexpected twists and turns in the road, part of what makes life exciting and challenging? It is often the journey and our lessons that hold the most satisfaction, not the destination we think we want. And from that point of view, 2019 was a success for me.

The great realization is that even though I didn’t fulfill all of my goals, I achieved enough to know that I love the path that I am walking. This year gifted me with clarity in the bigger picture of my purpose. That is huge! Today something deep within me says, “keep going”. I therefore will push forward with renewed determination, vigor, and vision, whilst making some alterations with my compass.

I wish for you the realization of your deepest dreams, and I look forward to sharing many more words with you in 2020. Happy New Year!

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Susan L Hart Author

A New Beginning | 2020 © Susan L Hart 2020

Wishing | A wish is a wisp, an elusive piece of smoke, a false magic act. | HartHaiku.com

Wishing | Won’t create it

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” This old Scottish proverb, first recorded circa 1628, suggests that if a mere wish could bring anything to form, no one would be penniless. (The first known citation of the proverb is in James Carmichaell’s Collection of Proverbs in Scots.) Indeed, as money is crucial to survival in this world, it might possibly be the foremost item in the realm of wishes.

Oh, if it were only that simple! Manifesting money (or anything else) will never be achieved by simply wishing, as we are taught to do as children with our birthday candles. When we blow out them out with high hopes of delivery, all we really have are illusory strands of smoke. It takes much more than wishes to make our dreams come true.

As you ring in 2020, consider the difference between wishing and intending:

“Wishing”: To feel or express a strong desire or hope.
“Intending”: To have a plan or course of action as one’s purpose.

A wish is an idea or vision you have in your mind, attached to a hope that somehow a genie in a bottle, a fairly godmother, or some other external power is somehow magically going to deliver it.

An intention, on the other hand, combines that same desire with a solid plan. And, YOU make it happen! You have the power, with your creative mind and your intentional action. The catch is, this requires self-discipline (focus and commitment) and self-love (the belief you deserve it), combined with some good old-fashioned elbow grease.

Right now, 2020 is full of potentiality and ripe for the making. No wishing about it; the outcome will be in your intention(s).

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Susan L Hart Author

Wishing | Won’t create it © Susan L Hart 2019