This year seems to have flown by at super sonic speed, and if you are anything like me, the new year brings with it a certain amount of self-reflection—a taking stock of where one has been, where one is, and where one hopes to be!
Of course there are some pitfalls to this sort of introspection; often the tendency is to compare our lives with the lives of others—we may look at their achievements and successes and wonder why perhaps we may have not done as well as they have. You may be familiar with this sort of thinking—and you’ll probably agree with me that it gets you nowhere!
The idea of success is relative—to some it holds the more ego-based ideals of money and prestige, and for others, success has more to do with how much joy and fulfillment they are experiencing, that is, in a less material sense. As for me, I don’t think these things are mutually exclusive—it’s OK to dream—to want more…AND enjoy all of the fulfillment and satisfaction that is naturally ours spiritually in the “now.” As for others, I celebrate those who have done well, and I find inspiration in their example. In fact, much of what we do here on WIJW is exactly that!
In 2013 I hope you’ll be getting more acquainted with the sense of satisfaction and inner divinity you already possess, and that you’ll also grant yourself permission to manifest all of your most outrageous dreams and fantasies!
My brilliant young friend, Paulo Cezar (author of the glorious The Cherry is on my Cake blog ) has this bit of priceless inspiration to share:
Your ultimate dream should be unreasonable and senseless. If it is not, you are not dreaming big enough. When you have a dream that is big enough it will be totally mind-blowing. It will be one that will challenge you and scare you at the same time. It will be a dream that is so huge you will get excited and question your own sanity at the same time.
So here’s to going off the deep end in 2013!
Captured by Scott McBee in my gracious drawing room, I’m outfitted to celebrate 2012 as well as all that awaits in 2013! I’m sporting a Tom Ford era Gucci dinner jacket in black wool trimmed in black velvet, black wool tuxedo pant andblack patent leather opera pumps, Tom Ford aquamarine cotton tuxedo shirt and black and white silk pocket square, Ralph Lauren wool challis tartan tie, antique black pearl cuff links, Rolex watch and my fragrance is the very elegant Creed Millesime Imperial.