January 1 2016
We are drawn to new beginnings ~ fresh starts that erase past inequities iniquities and give hope of a victorious future. A clean sheet of paper, a fresh road map; the promise of grace.
The cusp of the New Year. For a moment we let go of the pain and suffering of our own lives and that of our fellow man. Faded are the horrors of the violence that shades our world. For a brief moment we forget to whine about what’s not working for us. We have hope that things can and will be different.
We can do this every morning on waking. We can do it every moment. And we forget. New Year’s reminds us to continue doing what worked and to change what didn’t. It’s a journey ~ we are a process in progress.
New Year’s reminds us to make new choices ~ to continue to aspire to be the person we wish to be. As a spiritual being having a human experience we learn to practice our Be/Becoming. We are not the same as we were and we are not who we will become. In this moment we “Be”, acknowledging how far we have journeyed and grateful for all the lessons that made us who we are today.
Evolution is an upward spiral movement. Familiar challenges are revisited. In our evolution of attitude ~ Attitudinal Healing ~ a greater perspective and wiser response can be present. We are higher on the evolutionary spiral. We always do the best we can in the moment and our best gets better.
In the past we made new year’s affirmations of things we wanted to be different about us; something we wished to accomplish or attain. In a new vision of things being better we have hope we will make choices that serve ~ remembering to love ourselves ~ even if we don’t. Beginnings, endings, beginnings…
“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. “T.S Elliot
A sunset expresses new beginnings as does a sunrise. In this moment an ending is occurring and a new beginning unfolds. May our Be/Becoming be ever present as we embrace an ending and a new beginning. Right now, as we acknowledge the New Year, every day and every moment, as we embrace our lives with an open and hopeful heart.
May We All Walk in Beauty.
QUOTE: “Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.”
― Shunryu Suzuki