With all the past pressures of new year's resolutions, affirmations, clean slate etc.... it begs the question, what is a new year and it is more than just another day?
What does a new year mean to me?
What have I done on New Year's Day? I sit with my calendar and start marking it up with important dates, events, and highlight certain aspects of the year that I don't want to miss. As I flip through each month, I start to see the visual in my mind as to the season, the theme, the feelings and the activity.
|wonderful piece of art by Nahimaart|
The entire year is marked with important dates that awaken my soul and write the story of my life, the personal bits and the collective shared bits. The year represents a slice of my life. A segment of time that I mark in continual patterns from day to day. Each year I do plan on some new things, maybe a place I never visited, a festival to add to my tradition, a new challenge to accomplish. It is in these experiences that my life is written and this is the tradition I hold for New Year's Day.
What does the story of your life look like and if you were to create a wheel of the year, would it include balance and dimension, personal and collective, celebration and pause?
Blessings to each of us as we turn our own wheels.