- Exuberance -- joyous vitality
- Reflection -- being a clear mirror of spirit and joy
- Quest -- an adventurous seeking for something of value - I like the connection to question
- Mandala -- a symbol of sacred peace and the reunification of self
- Zest -- passion for life
- Dayenu -- Hebrew -- it would have been enough
After much tea and thought, the choices for words to guide me during 2012 are "quest" because I want to continue learning, exploring, seeking new experiences that help me better understand the world and myself ... and "dayenu" because I want to remember every day how overwhelmingly grateful I am for all that I have been given and to remember that even a fraction of it would have been enough and that I do not need more. There seems to be a lovely tension between these two words.
- 2011 - Temenos, sacred space.