Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year - Now what?

It is the first day of 2010, and we all have that 'clean new shiny empty canvass - and what are we going to do with it?' feeling...

For my part, I have come to believe that every single breath-moment is a brand new shiny canvass... and so, I am constantly doing my best (with mixed success, admittedly) to figure out what to do with the new moment.

If I have a New Year's resolution, it is this: Simplify.

That's all. Nothing else.

I don't want to add things... I want to carve them away... slough things off... like a new butterfly shakes off its cocoon...

I don't want to be concerned with 'things'... or 'programs' or 'plans'... I just want to live... completely... every moment.

I will continue to go through this house, and give away or sell off whatever I can manage to do without..

... and I will try to make the most out of whatever is left.

Here is to a wonderful 2010. I sincerely wish all of you and your families and loved ones the very best for this year, and the years to come.

May you be peaceful,
May you be happy,
May you be safe,
May you awaken to the light of your own true nature,
May you be Free!

In peace, brotherhood, humility, and loving-kindness...