Toward more of what matters

10 Jan

Bring on Two Thousand Ten.

I started writing this more than a week ago, before it actually was 2010. Just didn’t finish it ’til now, but it means the same now or then.

I’m not making any resolutions this year. No big list of goals. Not even my usual “Not Do” list of things I need to quit. 2010 is the year of the Ingalls. That’s all we need, the things Laura and Pa and the crew had a bunch of:

  1. Lots of time being with family,
  2. Quiet time for reflection, and
  3. Major connection with nature.

This list is really what matters. At the heart, it’s about rethinking our concept of happiness–giving ourselves permission to be together in different ways. Centering our time together around love and conversation; with each other, with ourselves, and with the rest of it. This is my hopeful intention for the new decade upon us.

(Thanks to Bill McKibben’s book Deep Economy for the re-inspiration–just paging through again.)

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Posted by on January 10, 2010 in nature, presencing


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One response to “Toward more of what matters

  1. Rani

    January 21, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I love FREE, too, Joe! Thanks for the heads up.


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