As we step into 2014, some of us will be making resolutions – to change a certain aspect or aspects of our lives which need change. A resolution is a determination, an affirmation. In and of itself, it can serve as the first step towards change. If we were to combine this first step with determined action, an action plan, we can considerably improve our chances of creating lasting change.
What does an action plan do for us? For one, it can create new habits for us. As we create new habits, we edge out the old habits – the ones that we are trying to get rid of, those old habits that are weighing us down, inhibiting our spiritual growth. It is action that helps us shed our inertia, helps us feel better, raises our self-image – for every small step that we take towards keeping our new-found resolve provides us additional energy to keep moving forward. We can use inertia – the tendency of a body to stay in motion once it is put into motion – to our advantage!
The discussion in our weekly twitter chat on Sunday January 5th at 9amET will revolve around the topic: “A Spirit of Action”. I invite you to join us and share your action plan – or get inspired to make one, for 2014 and beyond. For the habits that you will form with your renewed spirit of action will serve your mind, body and spirit for a long time…
The #storify summary of the chat can be found at http://storify.com/ajmanik/the-path-of-spirited-action-spiritchat – Enjoy! The full transcript (#hashtracking report) is also available at https://www.hashtracking.com/reports/spiritchat/spiritchat/action – 125 contributors, 1107 tweets, 1.33M reach, 7.26M deliveries.
Here are the questions that were asked during the hour of the chat.
Ready? Q1. “Spirited action” – how does the phrase, the thought, the idea energize you? Or does it? #SpiritChat
Q2. Was there an instance when you were “frozen in inaction”? What path helped you overcome? #spiritchat
Q3. Are there any life situations where a lack of action may be beneficial? #SpiritChat
Q4. How do we ensure that our actions are “spirit-centered” rather than self-centered? #SpiritChat
Q5. Say we become spirit-centered, detached from results… How will we be motivated to act? #SpiritChat
Q6. What may be the connection between desire, goals, and spirited action? #SpiritChat
Q7. When our actions seem insignificant to affect change, how do we act? #SpiritChat
Q8. Some final thoughts… which will inspire your spirited actions this year… #spiritchat