It is fascinating how a new year begins. It all begins when two hands of a clock meet on twelve. The two hands are one; they are no longer two … and a new year presents itself to you.
The moment when two become one is also considered a moment of enlightenment; a moment when all separation ends and absolute wholeness begins. A new year is an opportunity; it’s an opportunity for you to become one with your aspirations and aims – we call them New Years Resolutions.
What are you supposed to do when you bring in a new year?
Are you to close the door on the old year?
Are you to stop clinging to old ways, and begin living fresh and new?
Are you to enter the new year with empty hands?
In the old year, winning came and losing came … pleasure came and pain came; everything came upon you and retreated in a circular motion.
And where were you?
Were you not in the center of the circle, experiencing all of it?
With 2012 coming upon you, what are you to do with 2011?
Kahil Gibran said that we are all like rivers, flowing toward the vast ocean … and in that moment when the river water flows into the vast water of the ocean, the rivers rich life of a thousand miles dissolves into nothingness. Will this happen to you when you flow into 2012? Will your rich past dissolve into nothingness? Will your miserable past dissolve into nothingness.
If you do not allow 2011 to dissolve into nothingness, how can you enter the new year, alert and sharp, able to manifest your new resolutions?
Are you wonderfully obsessed with knowing the unknown that lies in the new year? Is it more important to you than the known that you’d experienced in the old year?
You can’t go back, so why waste time looking behind you? Why not look ahead of you? You will be marvelously surprised.
It’s always good advice to drop the old, to lighten the load, so you can jump on something new. This is what it takes to make one’s life an exciting adventure.
What will you let go of to make your New Years Resolutions come true?
When there is a choice, will you choose the unknown (the risky, the dangerous), or will you choose to do what you always do?
Please let me know what this blog brings up in you.
Happy New Year.
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