Happy New Year and New You! Grab a pen, a piece of paper, and a comfortable place to sit for this guided visioning meditation. Host Lola Wright shares some of her personal history with the powerful practice of visioning, then guides you through your own visioning practice inspired by Michael Bernard Beckwith’s Life Visioning.
In this season of “best-of” lists and Oprah’s favorite things, Lola takes a different approach this episode and shares five of her least favorite things. Like: running yourself ragged to keep up with the holiday hustle and bustle! Lola’s least favorite things list will remind you to prioritize your well-being, rest, reflection, and genuine connection with others.
“I think it’s a really important time of year to be in reflection. It’s a great time of year to be considering: what am I ready to let go of?”
“We are in a great time of year to really tap into this collective consciousness that may oftentimes be known as holidays or holy days. There is a collective intention to be reflective this time of year. Most often when we have the experience of a vision unfulfilled, it’s because either we haven’t spent the necessary intention and reflection time to get clear on what it is we desire, and / or we don’t believe it’s possible.”
The phrase “vision fulfilled” has been popping into host Lola Wright’s mind lately. She describes two personal experiences with fulfilled visions, then guides you through connecting with a larger vision for your own life. “There is some contribution that you are uniquely here to bring.”
This episode features excerpts from a recent House of Bodhi with Lola Wright, Bodhi Center’s brand new live experience! Wherever you are in the world, you can get a sense of what we’re up to in Chicago. Lola shares a personal story about succumbing to holiday stress herself and offers suggestions for how we can become less thrown off course by the chaos of daily life. The episode closes with a walking meditation and some homework that will be useful to you as you move through your week.
Bodhi exists to support personal transformation in service of collective awakening. We invite you to continue the conversation with us at our live monthly gathering, House of Bodhi with Lola Wright.
On a previous episode of this podcast, Bodhi Center’s Creative Producer Tyler Greene asked Lola how she stays grounded “in the midst of all of this?” Her reply was “I tell on myself.” On this episode, Lola continues her practice of using her own encounters with her egoic self to guide you through similar challenges.