Let us welcome the New Year and New Beginnings

29 December 2020 | Written by Xenia Ayiotis

Filed Under: Change

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”

– Zora Neale Hurston –

I think many of us are entering the New Year with hope that it will be better than 2020.
Some of us may worry it will be the same or even more challenging than this year.
To some degree we are all feeling a bit of trepidation about the uncertainty and not knowing what lies ahead.

I believe each year has its joys and its sorrows.
Each year has both ease and difficulty, happiness and sadness, success and failure to varying degrees.

What if, for this coming year we could be open to receive it as it comes?

Not resist, not fear, not expect, but simply allow.

Our task is to find a relationship to the way things are in each moment.

Can we find the courage to surrender to what will be?

Accept the joys.

Accept the sorrows.

Let go of the old and whatever is not serving us.

Make space for the new.

Find a way to live this time as it is.

Let us retain hope and take in the good.

Here are five questions to reflect on as you enter 2021:

🌺 How has 2020 strengthened and wisened me?

🌺 What do I need to believe so that I can start this year with peace in my heart and mind?

🌺 What is changing and falling away in my life?

🌺 What is the most important thing in my life right now?

🌺 How do I want to show up this year?

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke ―

With my love and blessings for the New Year,

🎉 Is this the year you want to embark on the journey of healing your relationship with food?

Book a free mini session and let’s talk about it. I would be honoured to accompany you on this meaningful journey.


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