A New Year
As 2020 draws to an end, many people are breathing a sigh of relief. True, the year is ending, but many problems will follow us into the new year. 2020 was definitely a year of unprecedented upheaval, stress, challenges and heartbreak. But, as many challenges as we’ve faced – and are still facing – there have also been opportunities for powerful growth and transformation, especially in the areas of inner spiritual awakenings, learning the value of patience, and creating peace of mind through daily practices.
Personally, I have been working on releasing: releasing the stress of a divisive presidential election; releasing the sadness due to the losses brought on by Covid 19; releasing the past and any attachments I have to what was, what happened and any resentments I still harbor. I’m taking stock of my own thought processes and not allowing the poison of envy or fear to take hold. I take note when I succeed and when I fail, I try, try again.
Recently, I had a visit from my son. It was both troubling and healing. Without going into the gory details, it all worked out in the end because we were courageous enough to be honest, kind enough to be forgiving, evolved enough to put the past to rest as much as possible. As a result, we allowed for the healing light of grace to move through us.
As we spirit ourselves across the threshold of a new year, let us insist on transformation. Let us allow time to heal while fearlessly accepting a new normal. Let us come together by honoring our differences and embracing our shared humanity. Let us hold each other’s heart as if it were the most precious thing on earth…because it is.