On my journal, i have a few pages dedicated to list my “wins” of the year. So far this year I’ve listed 30 wins. From simple ones to challenging ones.
It’s nice to review them at the end of the year to remind myself that I’ve been pretty good this year.
So these are 5 things that im proud of in no particular order of importance:
- Overcoming a massive anger from relationship matter. Forgiveness and love are truly the greatest forces in this world. Plus learning that my heart has a boundless capacity to love has reminded me that everything is possible. Life happens as it needs to happen. Releasing any emotions that shackled the heart is like releasing any burden from the heart so it can expand and embrace all parts of Life so Life can actually move on.
- Successfully becoming aware of the lack of awareness in a particular body part (a major muscle group) and then after months of working this seeming disconnection between the brain and the muscle (throughout the day, while i’m standing, sitting, working etc), I’ve successfully started to engage this muscle. Tiny progress but super proud of it cause it will bring more balance to the Left and Right side of my body!
- Successfully climbed Mt Sinai (and other hills in Bhutan after that). Not quite sure why but climbing tend to be something challenging for me. Granted, climbing Mt Sinai at 0 degree Celsius in pitch black pre-dawn morning is a definite challenge. But there definitely was a mental obstacle there. So I’m very proud of turning all climbing-related doubts into little successes. May this continue to translate into other metaphorical mountains in my life.
- Did a few themed yoga classes which I absolutely love delivering (I hardly ever do a themed yoga class with my private clients) and held a few group meditations. Sharing something I love is always so fulfilling and always a wonderful learning opportunity for myself.
- Serving at Vipassana for 11 days in the beginning of the year with a team that is very short of people and lots of sick meditators. Getting knocks on the window at 3 am in the morning by a meditator who was badly sick and wanting to go home was a test of my ability to handle a situation with patience, clear head, and compassion. So this experience taught me equanimity at a deeper level.
Those are mine :). What’s yours?