"Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter."
--- Sharon Salzberg
Here we are, nearing the end of January. Time to check in! Let's see how things are going for me and my 2022 word so far.
At this point, my word and I are in that . . . getting-to-know-you phase of things. It's the beginning of a year-long relationship, after all, and it's still new for us. We've been hanging out together a lot. Getting a feel for things. Testing the waters. Establishing our boundaries.
Those early-relationship kinds of things.
There are so many places we want to go; so many things we'd like to try, but it's still too early to tell how things are going to work out. One thing, though, is really resonating for us right now.
Yeah. It might sound a little weird, but I've always had A Thing for kaleidoscopes. Which is why I keep one on my desk. Because they're kind of magical. And fun to have around. It's nice to pick one up to play with whenever you feel a little . . . stuck.
Like when you need to . . . shift.
So my word and I? We've decided to just take things slowly here for awhile at the beginning of the year. We're moving cautiously, and we'll see what happens next.
(It's really hard to take a picture through the peep-hole in a kaleidoscope with your cell phone. Just sayin.)
I think we're off to a fine start.
(Especially when one of us is - by definition - always on the move!)
"Life, on this Earth may be likened to a great Kaleidoscope before which the scenes and facts and material substances are ever shifting and changing and all any man can do is to take these facts and substances and re-arrange them in new combinations."
--- Napoleon Hill
How about you? If you've chosen a word for the year, how are things going for you and your word so far?