To A Conscious And Miraculous 2018
We are on the verge of entering a new year. Looking back on 2017, it has been such a miraculous year that words elude me.
This year has brought me so much, both in pleasure and pain, that it is like watching an Oscar winning movie in my mind. Truly remarkable, you cannot make this stuff up.
Therefore, I need to borrow someone else’s words to describe what I feel. And I have found the perfect description. Originating from a 98-year old great grandmother, and passed on through her great grandchild, Francesca Biller (on elephantjournal.com):
“Forgive yourself for this year, for all of your transgressions and seeming failures. Because you are alive, they are all miracles for you.
Part of you is better for it, and “all of you” is lovelier still, even for what you “thought” you failed…even for those you felt you assailed…
These experiences have made you more whole, and not less, as you wonder endlessly about who you are.
Because ‘Who You Are’ is miraculous, especially the adventuresome wanderer who gets caught in the fray, feeling lost and forbidden and alone.
You are still here, another year older, another moment more beautiful and aged, and yet more youthful than ever before.”
To me, these words describe the most conscious connection I wish anyone to make. It is paying attention…with kindness.
I wish you a very merry New Year’s Eve, and a conscious and miraculous 2018!