So here we are again. The final hours of one year and the dawn of the next. For me a launch into an unknown future laden with possibility and choice, the realm of which is profoundly exciting and necessary.
A recent article by Mastin Kipp, reaffirmed something I know that I know:
We are not defined by what happens to us but by what we DO about what happens to us.
We all have the power to change the meaning we give to any event in our life.
Getting still, being able to hear your own voice and not the voices of the world is a necessary prerequisite. And on the tough days I remind myself that it’s just a bad day, nothing more.
A few weeks ago, struggling with a sense of purpose and meaning in my life, a friend dropped in before heading off to her new home in Palma. Mid-conversation she announced, “You never know what’ll happen next. That’s what makes life worth living.” Ah-Hah! Yes! Absolutely! Unknowingly she had spoken the words I so needed to hear in that moment.
As the year comes to a close I embrace the unbridled sense of freedom and possibility that surrounds my days. Comfortable with uncertainty, as Pema Chodren would say. Not knowing what tomorrow brings, where I shall next call home, whom I shall meet, or where I shall go I hold the possibility that by staying with the situation answers will come. It will be felt, not logically arrived at. Exciting, kind of scary but definitely where I choose to put my energies. Abundance flows into my life everyday if I allow it.
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
– T.S. Eliot –