Does it really matter?
One of the most beautiful memory I have is my wedding day. As I stood poised with a glow of success and the sun shining in my face there was definitely a glare that caused my eyes to tear. The glare was from the beauty of my soon to be wife, Elizabeth. The sun was truly pale in the background to her. I remember the priest speaking of the symbolize of the ring that was being used to secure our vows. The ring was made of pure metals that were forged from human will and shaped into the form of a circle. After the ring has been caste there is no beginning and no end. It becomes absolute and perfect in form. What better way to begin a journey together. We see ourselves as two forged into one through our will and commitment. Purity is found through the release of all the bad qualities we don't need to be closer together in this relationship that is longer than time itself. It is beyond all and part of a perfect folding and unfolding of lifes cycles. This new year will bring my first child! Lua will be my baby girl. Yoga has been kind to me. My life is full of love.
Lets look at the new year in this way. We can acknowledge this repetitious nature of life and become aware of its predictability and prepare ourselves for everything that is going to come. "Know your history or be doomed to repeat it" Not sure who was 1st quoted with that phrase, but it speaks supreme truth. We find ourselves every year saying good bye to the end on one piece of time and hello to new possibilities and opportunities. We make resolutions that promise change for the better. This is the beauty of our human nature to evolve and become more than we are. Take a firm grip this year and move into the drivers seat!
As we move into this new year, think of the feeling that was present during your most cherished experiences throughout your life and let them continue to happen again. Instead of driving blindly into the unknown, let the known be felt over and over again with their natural cycle of life. Revisit places the places that stimulate you the most. No need to find new places...they will find you.
You are everything at this present moment. There is no beginning or end. This is the yogic perspective. To quote Terrence McKenna " You are the center of the Mandala." We can access this power of happiness at any moment... or chose to put it to the side.
Be good to your family and friends. Support those around you in any way that you can.