Today is a new day, a new start, a new beginning, the first word in this unwritten chapter of our lives.
Hope you have began you year the best way!
A brand new year has started today. The streets are unusually silent and calm, it seems I am living in a desolated city.
I feel the cold weather everywhere I go, I can´t escape it. I feel it to my bones, it is crisp and cuts like a knife, and I don´t plan to go out today.
Yesterday ended quickly and I didn´t notice that the time of a minute put me in a different year and in a different chapter. I didn´t celebrate the birth of this new year until late at night, not at all. I went to bed early, after spending my time watching my favorite inspirational videos and reading books and watching tv…doing everything thing and nothing…
But today I woke up and felt that it was true, a new year had begun and I needed to put last year in perspective and outline my big plans for this new 2017. This day is perfect to meditate about the way I want to live my life.
Then, I realized that I ended a year that will never come back again, it will never return again to my life, with all that it had of good, of bad, or in between. I was in a new year, recalling last year´s challenges.
The past is over and dealt with, I respectfully walked away from everything that no longer made me happy or grow me, with the knowing that there was a time when those things served a purpose in my life, but now it was time to let go of them.
I only live once, although I hope there is an afterlife, but also believe that one life alone should be more than enough to do what I am meant to do, providing I do it right .
If light is in your heart you will find your way home.
And to do it right means living more from the heart than from my ego, and that includes working, writing and my relationships.
That is hard enough, often, I don´t know which is which, but letting go was and is the most challenging thing to me. It is also confusing. I can let go of something that I put in the hands of God and hope for an optimal outcome, and that does not mean I don´t care, but there are some situations when I had to let go because of things that were not for me.
But keeping myself tied to things that are not working, that make me feel bad is the same as being tied to a year that has ended. If I let go I know the softest light of the world will open up to me.
I want to live a healthy, happy and clean life, keep my heart open and cultivate my life, tending to my path with grace and dignity, not looking for perfection, but for the beauty, the smell of the flowers that I bedded with love along the way.
Have a great 2017!