What do you say or do while standing at the beginning of a brand new year? What eloquent words might describe the emotions of new beginnings, of starting over with all things new? Beyond making a list of common resolutions, how do you start the pathway toward a new year of life? How can you make 2016 the year of your transformation?
For me, beginning a new year feels like starting a new journey. You have no idea what lies ahead, but the excitement of a new journey is exhilarating and a bit frightening, all at once. I especially like the expression from the following quote.
No part of the journey is wasted. Once you recognize within yourself a hunger for something more than just continuing, once you taste even the possibility of touching the meaning enfolded in your life, you can never be completely content with just going through the motions . . . The wisdom touched in moments of real intimacy penetrates the soul with knowledge of who and what we are. It transforms us.
~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Life’s journey is about experiencing moments of intimacy that penetrate my soul with the knowledge of who I truly am. And that is my hope for 2016, that I will welcome my transformation each day in new ways, that I will get in touch with the meaning that’s hidden in my life. It will take some introspection and meditation, some tranquility and some serenity. But it will be a worthwhile goal for this sparkling new year.