What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life…
…starting with this new year?
Resolutions—like flossing more—are not without merit. Resolving to do this, that, or the other is an important element of personal progress. But so often we make resolutions without first engaging in reflection. Resolution without reflection is likely to result in an empty list of have-tos or can’t-dos that don’t last past March.
Rather than draw up a list of resolutions for the year, I am rallying the tribe for a commitment to reflection: to thinking seriously and deeply and honestly about ourselves and our lives. And in doing so, working to create a domino effect of intentionality that has the power to enrich us personally and collectively. This, I am calling the Ponder Effect. To facilitate this effect, I am committing to pos(t)ing a weekly question. This question is an invitation for people to ponder on their own and also to post and share their thinking.
I am afraid to do this. I am afraid that I won’t meet my own commitment. I am afraid to put myself out there. I am afraid no one will participate or care. But I know that being afraid is never a reason to not do something, so, if you would like, please join me on this journey and invite others to come along. Opt in or out whenever.
What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life, starting this year? I plan to ponder and discover the effect.
*This week’s question is pulled from Mary Oliver’s striking poem, The Summer Day. Those of you who know me know I love this poem.