Best New Year’s Resources for Yogis and Writers 2014

Below are some resources for writers and yogis that I’ve been using the last day or so to find some clarity about the year ahead. Hopefully you find them helpful.

First things first, SELF-LOVE (or self-compassion or kindness to yourself, whatever language you’d prefer to use)

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Self-love end of the year meditation with Christine Arylo

Then there’s self-love + clarity:

Your Guide To Completing 2013 with Your Inner Wisdom Leading The Way by Amy Ahlers and Christine Arylo or a much shorter 4 Questions to Ask Yourself 

* The Chopra Center 2013 Guided Journal (still works for 2014)

For even more clarity…

How to discover your purpose in less than 5 seconds

How to figure out your mission in life (5 Big Ideas + 5 Journal Questions…)

For 16 nights of clarity through meditation and journaling with yogini writer JC Peters:

* Nityas- The Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses- Meditations and Writing for Jan 2014

For Writers, definitely check out:

How do you get perspective on your creative enterprise? by the fabulous Jeffrey Davis

He takes you through mapping out your 3 month horizon– but you need to sign up to receive the article. Here’s a taste:

 Your 3 Month Horizon:  look forward to the immediate horizon in front of you. Imagine yourself three months from now. Where do you want to be with your business, enterprise, or creative project?

  • Who do you want to be as a professional, enterpriser, or creative?
  • Who will you be relating to?
  • How will you feel?

Questions to Transform Your Writing Life by Rochelle Melander

  • When was I engaged with my work?
  • *When was I passionate about my work?
  • What practices added to my productivity? (Please define productivity in any way that works for you: writing more words, beginning and completing pieces, putting in a certain amount of time, etc.)
  • What practices or situations challenged my ability to be productive?
  • Based on the above, what would you like to do more of? Less of?

AND THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK:

  • What would you do if you had nothing to lose?
  • What would you do if money were no object?
  • What would you do if you didn’t care what people thought?
  • What would you do if you knew you would not fail?
  • What would you do if you knew you had one year to live?      

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Finally, Dan Blank’s article reminds us not to take life and our work too seriously: 
Your Legacy is Written in the Thoughts, Attitudes, and Actions of Others:
“The effect of your work is often a little below the surface. People who love your books or whatever else you create will rarely send you a message telling you. Instead, your legacy is forged in silence, often unknown to you, the creator. You inspire someone in a small way, help shape their worldview, and down the road, these things affect an action they take.”

“Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions” – T S Eliot

 

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4 Responses so far.

  1. Dan Blank says:

    Thanks for the kind mention!

  2. Cammi Clara says:

    Thank you for these reminders as we begin 2014. Living in the present and setting goals for the year based on my life’s purpose, will help me to live my best year yet! Happy New Year!!

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