We are moving through what, for most of us, is the busiest time of the year. Three major holidays that require much focus and preparation have passed. The new year looms large.
Our thoughts in December and January often turn to "What's next for me?" "What will 2017 be like?" Perhaps you enjoy making a bold new plan for yourself for the coming year; launching life-stretching goals. That's wonderful.
I prefer a gentle turning, simply remembering that each day I can make a new start. We all can. Each day—in every moment—we can begin again. This heartset can serve us well, keeping us attuned to what is good, right, and true for us right now. In this way, our future unfolds naturally by honoring the Now.
Let us enter 2017 gracefully, gently, kindly with compassion for ourselves and all beings. May it be so for you today.
Happy New Year!
Every day offers a new beginning.
Resentments put aside.
With the dawn, comes the opportunity to begin again.
Just as the sun rises each day,
creating a unique and breathtaking panorama,
so can you paint a fresh and brilliant day for yourself.
©2016, Janice L. Lundy
is a touchpoint. a resting place, a "remembering" of who we really are and how we can best live—kindly and compassionately with ourselves and others.
Janice Lynne Lundy, DMin
is an educator, interspiritual director/guide and retreat leader who has been pointing people back toward the Sacred for more than twenty years. She is the author of several spiritual growth books, including Your Truest Self, My Deepest Me and Portable Peace., and is the co-founder and co-director of the Spiritual Guidance Training Institute.