I have started off the new year in a beautiful way: mindfully tuning into the root of what it is I want. It seems like something that should be so easy, but I am discovering there are layers to peel before I can get to the root of it all. Luckily I have The Desire Map, written by Danielle LaPorte, to sink into and discover what it is I really WANT to feel during this new year, not what I think I should do, or would be good for my image- but what I really want to experience, what my soul craves.
The best part of it all, is I am getting to dive with one of my beloved friends who is visiting from Mexico. It is so special doing this work with a friend to reflect with while drinking tea or spiced cider, and I can’t wait for future collaborative mapping sessions.
I am taking my time as I move through this book, as LaPorte gives you freedom to do – soaking it in. I love how she writes, I am eating it up, and I love uncovering the feelings that I will allow to guide me in the choices and actions I make this new year.
On growing happiness rather than smushing it:
‘Happiness is carbonated consciousness. It wants to spill out and radiate and be articulated.’ – Danielle LaPorte