In My 3 words for 2011 I list trust, connect and grow as my three guiding words.

In New goals posted in October 2013 I list Connect and Interact, Communicate and to become location independent as my three goals. These goals are still valid.

Peace, joy, simplicity

I have now picked three new words. In no specific order they are peace, joy and simplicity. These words work well as cornerstones as well as corners in a triangle. They complete each other and none is more important than the other.

My previous three words (trust, connect and grow) focused on doing, my new words (peace, joy and simplicity) means a shift to focus on being. It’s also a shift of focus from outer things to inner.

My way of being will of course affect what I do and how I do things. The difference lies in what comes first.

What about love?

Tulku Lobsang talked about the power of love. “Love is the only way to be happy. Practice love and you can be free from sufferings. Love is everything.” In other words, love is essential.

Is it all about yourself now?

Not at all, these two quotes say it well.

If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.
Dalai Lama

Loving yourself… does not mean being self-absorbed, it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart.
Margo Anand