I have never liked all of the “year-in-review” jargon that we are bombarded with at this time of the year but there is something very poignant about reflection. It just feels so appropriate this time around and I love the sense of a clean slate that we are at the precipice of. Although it has been a busy season I have felt a pull towards getting more present, a little quieter and reflecting upon how I want to move forward in the year ahead.
Both globally and personally some of the circumstances of the past year have really drove home how sacred our lives are. The very fact that our mortality is temporary makes me want to become more present and turn off my auto-pilot once and for all. Being aware of the preciousness of our days, understanding and acknowledging what gratitude really means, being deliberate, present and connected; essentially becoming more intimate with life and more in-tune to what really matters. It just feels like these aspects of life are becoming so much more important and fundamental.
I am looking forward to filling up my slate this year and being a little more judicious about what I allow on that slate. I don’t want to coast… I want to ride the waves of life with presence and cozy up to the finer details. Most importantly, I don’t want to miss anything! Life is far too precious and way too exciting… Wishing everyone a beautiful, clean slate that will prove to be a canvas full of your desires and dreams fulfilled by the time we arrive here again next time around.
“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”