The month of January ended. Does all year-end enthusiasm and new goals for 2018 continue or lost in the meantime?
Here I have a strong sense in the word I have chosen for this year:
Wisdom. It means wisdom, good sense.
It is the ability to use knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgments (Cambridge Dictionary)
It is the capacity or result of an ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and perception (Collins Dictionary)
They are wise teachings, accumulated knowledge, mental solidity.
What pleased me most about this word is that it is not restricted to knowing or reading, but also thinking and acting. Many times we know, but our actions do not match. Many teachers dominate their subject but can not teach or pass content to students.
Being wise is more than "having" (knowledge). It is to be.
My month of January was troubled. By this time I thought I'd be in my house. But something always makes me feel that everything happens for some reason. That challenges make us aware. And that it is not enough to receive only hugs and caresses.
Minimalism completely changed my life. It allowed me to travel more, feel less stress and live the present. When I close my eyes and let the intuition speak, I feel so good. I feel enthusiasm and an enormous passion for what I do.
The greatest teaching I had this January was to realize that every day my daughter gives me signals. She shows me clearly what to do, how to proceed, how I feel, how to improve, when to stop ... It was just the month in which she did a year and a half. Still only gives those coiled, with fluffy words (give it and it hurts hurts) in the middle, but their acts show more than it seems.
Recently I looked at her and I wondered "when did I stop being so curious, so enthusiastic about life and discovery?" Because everything is fast, right? The days go by and we're just too busy to keep up with you. Why worry more about a football game or a gala if the people I love are here now needing me? Why spend hours on Facebook and Instagram instead of investing in what I love? If I stay more than 5 minutes on the phone she grabs my cheeks with both hands, looks me in the eyes and says another of those speeches in a serious tone and with a question mark. This situation happened once and it was enough for me to be alarmed.
Being wise is also identifying the signs. Follow the intuition. Look forward and believe.
When did you stop being curious? Search for more? Be more? Get on your toes to see beyond?
At some point I lost my enthusiasm. It must have happened to you, too. But the best of this memory is knowing that I have recovered.
February is beginning. Face it with the same energy as if the year were starting too.
Thank you Marília for every day you show me signs for me to be a better mother / woman / person.