In 2011 and 2012 I chose words of the year. Then, in 2013, 2014, and 2015, I struggled to do so. The struggle made me realize that I hadn’t chosen words in 2011 and 2012 so much as been chosen by words. Trust and light just bubbled up in my consciousness, made themselves known as themes and priorities and metaphors.
This year that happened again. My 2016 word of the year presented itself to me over and over in the last few weeks.
I’ve written about ease before. The word “ease” is part of a loving kindness meditation I have repeated to myself many, many times. In June 2012 I wrote of ease:
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