Some words that other people came up with are: open-hearted, become, rootedness, movement (see Jemma’s blog for how interesting that one turned out to be!), kindness, intention, dwell, liberty, flexibility, light-hearted, befriend.
I, of many words, didn’t think that one would suffice. I mean a single word to contemplate all year? No, not possible. But even so, knowing how I love words and their importance in my life, I wanted to give it a try. So yesterday morning, after skating and between laundry loads, before cleaning or taking my kids on an expedition to a bookstore, I made time to meditate.
I thought of several words, very good ones, but I waited until I settled into the stillness, wanting to give all of myself time to connect with the light. And when I was there, a word did come to me, and I knew it was the right word, the needed one, and that I could, in fact, contemplate it for a year or longer.
The word is “now.”
Now, I am here.
Now is not then.
What is around me now?
What calls to me now?
What do I see, hear, taste, smell, feel now?
There is love, now.