Happy New Year!
Time passes like sand shifting through our fingers. It’s gone before we know it. 2016 has fallen back to the earth for recycling and 2017 is here.
As you ring in your new year, speak your intention for Peace. A commonly used term, yet what do we mean? As John Lennon said, “If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”
Yet, where does peace fit into our chaotic, conflictual world? Here’s 3 simple ways you can have peace on earth in 2017:
- Make it with Yourself. Inner wars waste your precious time and energy.
- Make it with Others. As the poet Rumi wrote, “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and righting there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
- Live Fully. As author Virginia Wolfe discerned, “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
Peace isn’t simple or automatic, it demands consistent attention, reflection, accountability and action. Yet, it yields extraordinary fruits of ecstatic feeling and personal success. Come join me in a commitment to practice the art of peace throughout 2017 though it’s likely we will be tested time and time again? Life is like that–emotionally messy. Nothing personal, just the ordinary process of living similar to how your house gets dusty. Let’s stay focused on growing ourselves. Will you join me?
This month’s new year’s meditation is the recording of my daughter’s touring choir singing “Peace on Earth”–It has an out-of-this-world quality that can transport you to that space of peace that lives in your body–no matter how small or large.
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Here’s to 2017!