Then watch what happens…
Ascent promotes peak living — an energized state of being that occurs as you live in the direction of your highest aspirations.
Many wisdom teachers have shown us that an aspiration is the living fire within us. Declaring it ignites and sets it free to grow into an outer reality. When you decide to live your fire... you begin to change.
Just as you might light a candle in a sacred place, we invite you to enter your aspiration here. Then stay alert for course changes — intuitions, so-called "coincidences" — that will move you toward your new life.
My aspiration is to create a camp for kids who struggle every day with anxiety disorders. (You guys are my heroes.)
— David Hazard, Director of Ascent
I aspire to write my first two (admittedly short) novels in 2012.
I would like to make even more connections, following on from the beautiful minds and people I've met this past year, and pursue my heart's delight of sharing information, beauty, laughter, challenges, and inspiration. And if I could also make this my life's work as well as my joy, so much the better!
My aspiration is to get my book "Homework - A Parent's Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out!" into the hands of as many parents as possible.
— Neil McNerney
My aspiration came through my commute this morning. I thought how I drove the same road hundreds of times in 2011. I should be able to follow the road with my eyes closed. Then I thought, "Wait. Could I do it with my eyes closed?" No, of course not. I wouldn't make it out the driveway. I aspire to learn how to live 2012 with my eyes open. To be open to new and familiar people, relationships, and ideas. To pay simple attention to whatever is in front of me. Last year I learned the hard way. When I shut my eyes, everything came screeching to a halt. Thanks.
— David H.
This is the year that I will get my memoir done. Starting with the writers intensive workshop in January...and a writers' circle class I take, I'm so excited for what 2012 can bring! It will be a wonderful adventure!
— Tammy G
I aspire to make time to write this book that is simmering inside me !
I aspire to be free. Free from the fear of loneliness. Free from condemnation. Free from shame and humiliation. Free to soar on the wings of eagles knowing God will not let me stumble and fall. Free to dream, to write, to speak and to inspire by sharing the truth God has been putting into my heart. This morning I claim Isaiah 54: 4-8 and aspire to live it out in 2012.
Do everything in my power to get my book published while at the same time handing the manuscript over to the universe to fulfill whatever purpose it can for everyone's higher good.
To teach classes on transformation through the creative arts.
I aspire this year to find the tipping point for my dreams. To allow myself to say no so that I can find time to seek my future, To go beyond the barricade to a world I long to see.
— Jennifer Rundlett
My aspirations are a few that I hope will eventually connect together. First I want to finish my book on Parental Alienation and how I survived and grew from it both as the child and as the parent. I want to do talks for people and work with people who are going through the same thing to show that there is a way out of the darkness, and maybe even have it progress to healing seminars. Finally, I have always wanted to own, run and be a part of a healing center for all ages, walks of life and times of life from children to mid-lifers to elders. I want to be a conduit to the healing and changes that are going on at this time on our planet now.
— Caroline DeBolt
My aspiration is to become more open-minded. I want my first instinct to become one of trust, rather than immediate cynicism. I want to be nicer. I want to give and receive more hugs. My hope is to put a smile on someone's face at least once a day. Maybe it will be you!
I want to climb that tree that captivated me when I was young. I want to write. I want to silence the continual mantras that whisper in my ear saying " you have nothing to say that anyone would ever care about." I have come to believe these are lies my soul hater likes to discourage me with. I got sick this past weekend and was unable to attend the January workshop... Still I wrote daily... I wrote through fever and coughing. I wrote through frustration and ice. Some pieces were pitiful and flat. Others, like my deep coughs made me feel better once the stuff they brought up --was out. Word songs must be written but first my ability must be refined. Sure, I have mastered tight rope walking on the lines of my kitchen floor --but its time I learn to walk with confidence and balance now up high above the fray. I know this. There is a restlessness that urges me forward, an annoyance with silence and head nodding. I will climb on. Though my legs ache as I stretch placing each foot in the next valley of its trunk. I am getting there. I see tiny branches silhouetted against the sky. Seeing them up close fills me with fear. They are thin. Intuitively I know, they could never hold me. Starting to lose faith, a slight breeze blows the hair from my face and suddenly I see the tallest bough. Gazing at it with raw aspiration, He beckons me "Come on up.
— michele bouve hoffman
My aspiration is to connect fully with my livelihood ~ the sacred work that allows me to use my gifts and passions to serve this world And be financially compensated for it.
I aspire to finish writing the book I've started, making it thorough, meaningful and balanced.
To write books that empower others to bring healing into their lives.
My aspiration is excellent health, a completed 2nd book that is truly an inspiration for many, and settling into a good community by the end of 2012 (if not this spring!)
To be aware that I have control of what I will do today.... what I will chose to feel and do. To move in the direction of what feels good and right. Then with the rest of the pieces scattered in my wake, to do two things: Know that the universe is taking care of all the details necessary to my life. If details are not being taken care of, if they are falling by the wayside, maybe I don't need them? Maybe it is a message? Can I begin to pick up these messages and respect them? Or do I need to continue to feel they are signs that I must dig in and take charge and make something happen? Is there any other way? More questions than answers, but all good questions! Thanks David for opening up windows to the beautiful darkness as well as the light!
it is my aspiration to live fully in my basic goodness. to drop away the old habit of feeling unworthy, and let my inner beauty and radiance and shine through. it is my aspiration to attract the unconditional love that i give so freely and generously, into my own life, that i may partner with a person who sees, honors, and fosters my spirit, always.
— jeanne whyte
My aspiration is to provide a space for others to experience themselves in a different way in relation to their current stories and further to re author new ones that assist in that process. . . my more pointed goal in this vein is to assist those who have been adopted to own their own identity as they choose to write it, not as the community at large, adoptive or biological parents or anyone else would write it. No one gets to choose that script for someone else. . . my work, my future writing is all about that.
— Tamara Isaacs Vitela
With the birth of my book "The Conscious Athlete" closer to happening, I am now aspiring to have it lead a series of workshops around the country (maybe even the world) and help athletes in all sports see with new eyes (maybe even with their heart and soul) how they can be not just show up better at their sport, but show up better in their lives. I have found not only my purpose, but feel empowered to make it happen. Thank you David for seeing this book inside me and helping it to come out!
— Coach Cindy
My aspiration is to start each day acknowledging my blessings and then live that day to its fullest potential. I wear a blessings bracelet to remind myself that family, health, physical surroundings, and relationships are what nurture my soul. I would also add creativity to that list, because writing has given me a conduit with which to touch the world.
I aspire to transform the experiences, emotions, knowledge and spirituality that have become part of who I am over seventy years into the kind of writing that inspires, shapes and satisfies the reader.
I aspire to get very clear on the intent of my book and get into the practice of being a writer.
To thrive doing what I do best and impact my world in a positive way. Specifically, I would like to write an excellent paper on the research I presented last May at the Voice Foundation, research and gather data for my next project on the musical theatre job market, sing Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with the Sao Paulo University Orchestra within a year, continue giving masterclasses nationally on CCM voice technique, successfully impement a flipped course on vocal anatomy using online lectures for next semester, keep playing guitar and banjo and learning music for an eventual public showing.
To become a full time writer.
— Sharon Rainey