Monthly Archives: January 2015

Three Hundred Sixty Five: One. Part II.

“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.” – Graham Greene

Thursday, January 1st

I finished my New Years Eve post three minutes ago. I want to wrap this blog up tonight. Tomorrow is today, and there are things to do. A new year to bite into. Fireworks to watch. Hugs to share.

Does it feel different? Do I feel different than I did three minutes ago? Sure. Any passage of time changes us. We have existed more. Received additional stimuli. Molded new memories. This year, I will put on another pair of glasses to get a different focus on the world. I need to shift my perspective of things in order to grow, even if the things themselves don’t change so much.

I hope that whatever you’re doing today, these days, is giving you what you need.

Bye.

 

Three Hundred Sixty Four: The End

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  – Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, December 30th

This quote came to me in the middle of my bullshit bath. Lose yourself. In the service of others. Lose myself in the service. Doing what I do best in helping others binds me to humanity as a whole and separates me from my ego. Find myself by losing myself. 

One answer begets a much larger question. So is life.

Last night, my husband’s friend passed away. And end to the livity of a dear one. Now the world continues as something new, working in a minutely different way now that he is no longer here.

Several years ago, I attended a motherblessing for a friend very much pregnant who had just lost her grandfather. One of her friends shared that those that are in the process of bringing forth life are intrinsically linked to those who are finishing their dance. They are both more acutely aware of the true gift of life.

This has been a wonderful year. Thank you for sharing some of these moments with me.

What would you do with the next year if…?

More…

 

 

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