Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords. — Samuel Johnson
HOPE AND RESOLUTION
You are nearing the end of this year’s journey of conscious living—but the end of this year only signals the beginning of another year. In each ending there is, of course, a new beginning. What you make of endings—whether you focus on loss and the sadness of letting go, or whether you look ahead to the possibility that change creates—says much about the way you live your life.
As you think back on this year of learning, knowing, celebrating, look ahead to the New Year and to the ways in which you want to integrate the work (and play!) you have done this year into your life in a more permanent manner. Take stock, as many do at year’s end, but do it differently; instead of looking for the negative, for that which you have failed to achieve, look for the positive, toward that which you wish to make a part of your life. Conscious learning, conscious love, conscious living—these are the touchstones of my own life, and they serve as reminders to me, daily and as I look back over the year and plan for the new, of what is essential for me. It is my hope that you, too, will continue to find ways to seek, to give, to receive. I wish you consciousness, in all ways, in all seasons, of your life.
A CONSCIOUS LIVING PRACTICE FOR TODAY – DECEMBER 29
As you near year’s end, make a New Year’s resolution, but make it grand, make it life-changing and life-affirming. Try beginning with this “thought starter,” and then let yourself soar with possibility: In the next year, what I most want in my life is…
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