My husband has a bunch of garden boxes filled with leafy greens, herbs, strawberries, heirloom tomatoes and eggplants.
These plants often receive, the first ‘Hello’ and a kiss of water after work – something I encourage, given that revenge is served daily on my dinner plate.
Every one of his plants flourished from day dot – aside from an unfortunate Chilli plant.
Limp and curled over, the sad plant was moved to the opposite end of our house – that bit closer to the garbage area.
A few days later, little Chilli began shouting colour and life all over the place!
All she needed was the right conditions, to grow and flourish.
Same goes for you.
Without the right conditions, you will shrink from aliveness, being intently focused on self-preservation and just getting by.
I’ve experienced this myself – creating a limiting environment because of my thoughts as to how life was destined to be, as an exhausted mum of three.
It was tough and I’m not going back there again!
The shiny spectacle of the New Year often lends us a set of fresh eyes …at least for the duration of January.
Take a look around your current environment. How is it supporting you? Are you feeling engaged and excited about your life? Confident and assured as to where you are travelling?
Sometimes we just need to change one thing – our relationship to self (or someone close to us), a thought, an interest, something we can invest in fervently.