If your looking for a 2021 year recap or a lengthy list of resolutions, goals and plans you, my dear friend, are in the wrong place.
With a year that starts with the death of a global icon.. anything and everything is fair game.
Don’t get me wrong- I love a good celebration as much as the next neo-pagan but even before the current pandemic I was already over resolutions. I’m past trying to understand the passage of time.
Instead i’ve been trying to mentally tackle the bigger idea that time is an illusion.. The only “time” that exists is the current moment.
Now, I still love a good time travel movie as much as the next nerd but under current situations we have no power to go back and the rate at which we move forward it static so where does that leave us?
Living each moment as fully and completely as possible. Not letting the mind drift to often into thoughts about the things that could have gone differently in the past or having crippling anxiety about what may happen in the future. Instead, existing and accepting the current moment as it is and letting it pass peacefully.
I just completed “The Power of Now” which i’ll save you 5 hours, is a very repetitive read. The question/answer format was grating and there was a little too much “woo woo” for my personal liking but overall the gist of that your brain likes to think. I’d recommend it to a friend.
Your brain, naturally, drifts from the present into past and future, it creates drama (often where there isn’t any) which fuels the little hormonal spikes we love so much, and it is telling you that your life situation, the stuff that makes up your experience, is the most important thing- that it’s you..
However, you are not your situation. You are not your emotions. You are not your pain.
What you are is a part of the whole that makes up everything.. Nothing can be taken from you because everything is also you!
Your ego likes for you to feel superior, to feel right or justified or validated. Your ego wants to be better than “everyone else”. Your ego feels loss and rejection and pride and hubris. But once again your ego isn’t you.
As we navigate this time where it seems globally people are beginning to re-evaluate what is important, what jobs they want, what things they actually need and where they want to spend their “time” it feels like the shift is already well underway. We are opening our eyes to the present.
In this present moment, I’m so grateful. I love you. I’m proud of you.