Whatever we’ve believed about ourselves and the world, whatever we think we know about ourselves and the world, whatever we’ve managed to figure-out and understand… that’s great.
It’s gotten us where it’s gotten us.
And where it’s gotten us is no small potatoes! We should be proud of how far we’ve come, our persistence and commitment, all that we’ve achieved so far.
AND we can expand beyond this. We’re not meant to stop here. Our individual hearts and our collective soul are calling us into greater being, greater cooperation and connectedness, more joy and love and harmony and creativity. From now until forever — we need never stop living and growing.
All our beliefs, everything we know and understand — these are great launching-off points. From here, if we allow ourselves, we can spring effortlessly into wonder, not-knowing, and mystery. And wonder, not-knowing, and mystery are where the next steps of our journey must lead. Wonder, not-knowing, and mystery contain everything new, possibilities beyond what we’ve already experienced, possibilities beyond what we’ve even begun to imagine.
So let us respect and celebrate our journey so far — but not let it define the journey to be.
Let us honor all that we’ve learned about what supports our being and makes us happy, and what doesn’t — and know that what we’ve known and believed is never the final word on anything. A new word, a new story, a new song can be born in every breath.
We can stand and walk and dance on the foundation of all that we’ve known and believed so far. And we can refuse to allow this foundation to become walls and ceiling and tomb.
Let’s claim 2016 as a year to grow outside all the boxes in which we’ve been inclined to confine ourselves: our boxes of identity and relationship, our boxes of what the world is and life is and people are, our boxes of what has been and what can be.
My wish for each and every one of us is joyful discovery, graceful transformation, breathtaking wonder, and utterly blissful peace and love. Happy New Year, my friends.
With Love, Drew