088: Happy 2017 & Santosha

For all those putting in the work or giving it their best shot to make a dent in the universe, cheers to you (and me). Happy 2017.

My 2017 theme is for simplicity and my version of minimalism. I like things simple and clutter-free and was feeling like I had too much stuff in my mental and physical space in 2016.

Nothing extreme, but in the words of The Band, take what you need and leave the rest.

I am working hard and struggling to find my way as a one man band online business but I am happy and patient and will find my way. I want mindfulness and purpose to be my guiding light and not the fear of paying bills and chasing opportunity or clients.

I started taking yoga because of a bad back and it’s been on my bucket list for a good 20 years and I really see the beauty and value in it. I learned of the Sanskrit word, Santosha in class this week and it struck a chord. Maybe it will with you, too.


Internal State/Intention:
Santosha is doing one’s best and accepting the results of one’s efforts.

Outward Expression:
Santosha is “serenity”, being “totally satisfied, not desiring anything other than the fundamental”.

I have a strong work ethic and can be really hard on myself, but I am doing my best and proud of my efforts. 2017 is my year of confidence, focus and determination because I know my intentions are good and goals are clear. May you find what you are looking for in 2017 and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. Life is as good as we make it. Here’s to making 2017 great!



My name is Mike Murphy, I’m a one man band and podcaster.
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