Following my curiosity…

For the past few years, I have picked a word to guide me, anchor me, and use as reference point for setting goals.

This year was no different. I wanted to find a word (or phrase) to guide me and set the tone for what was to come. I tried on a few different words and phrases, and while they felt fun and playful, something about them didn’t feel quite right.

So I continued to sit with it. Paying more attention to what was showing up all around me. And I began to see a pattern.

When I was exploring the idea of starting a new blog, I wrote down an entire page’s worth of words. to describe what I was hoping to create. I was craving a space where I could explore, delve deeper, go off on tangents, and follow whatever was piquing my interest at the time.

I was ready to kick down the walls I had erected and start again.

But I didn’t really know how, or why I was feeling so compelled to give up everything I had worked so hard to create, build, and refine.

And then I found the TED Talk by Emilie Wapnick.

It wasn’t just the concept of being a multipotentialite that struck a chord. It was the language she used. Language that had mirrored my own about following my curiosity and seeing where it would lead.

A month or so later, a friend serendipitously sent a (beautiful) gift that required me to choose a word or phrase—a soul mantra if you will—to help be an anchoring point for 2016 and beyond. The first word that came to mind? Curiosity.

And there it was.

My word!

I love the feelings it evokes.

I love the intention behind it.

I love the organic way in which it continues to show up in my life.

And I love how inspired I feel when I hold it close to my heart.

I’m curious…

What word encapsulates all that you want to accomplish in 2016?

What will help you feel anchored and deeply connected to the world around you? 

More about Emily Levenson

Emily Levenson is a therapist turned holistic health coach, podcaster, meditation encourager, and seeker of everyday magic. Emily recently kicked off her third #The100DayProject, focusing her efforts on daily meditation.

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