Reverb 2012: Encapsulate the year 2012 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2013 for you?
Nourish. This was the word I chose last year looking ahead to 2012. I hoped that 2012 would be about finding and giving nourishment.
So, has it been nourishing? Oh hell yes. More than I could have ever hoped. I found nourishment in my many travels throughout the year, in reconnecting with old friends and in meeting new ones.
Also, my meditation practice blossomed. So much so, that I decided to put off any thoughts of moving (my heart still aches for you San Francisco...) and apply for the 2013 Immersion and Instructor Training program at The Interdependence Project in New York City(!!).
But something else happened this year that I am at a loss to explain. While I feel increasingly nourished, I feel less and less inclined to write and I don't know what that's about. I feel huge changes on the horizon and I don't know how to write about that. Or if I even want to. Which is not like me at all. I used to rush to put pen to paper. Words used to fill up my head like water and come spilling out, with me barely able to get them all down.
Lately, though, I long for privacy and for a sacred place that is not public. Or at least, not on the internet. This is what my meditation practice has become. It is a sacred place that is, oddly enough, not really any place at all. I wish I could properly express how this practice has unravelled me and how grateful I am. I don't think I'm going to do it justice here. It's hard to express in words and it's even harder for me to not get teared up thinking about it.
Next year, I will continue this marvelous unfolding. I hope to find the courage to write about it. I hope to post lots of photos and to share with you all the ups and downs of this crazy adventure I'm about to embark upon. I guess we'll see, no?
The word for 2013?