wow, it’s just hitting me that it’s really december 31st. this year literally swept by in a haze. i remember clearly when it started and so much has changed for me since then. i moved…again. being back in new york has been really great for me. so much about myself and about life in general has been revealed–and is being revealed–to me. the clarity i have now is life-changing, yet i’m assured of greater comfort knowing that my vision will only begin to crystallize over time. as that vision begins to crystallize, i see a change in my being and my doing. it’s a really beautiful and exciting time for me.
the best part of this year, though, is when i looked up and realized that i am what i’ve been trying to be, but the lens through which i was looking at myself was so blurry that i couldn’t see clearly. i’ve been so hard on myself so for long, so unnecessarily. themes of acceptance, forgiveness, and love were really punctuated this year. since then, i’ve made adjustments to my thinking and behavioral patterns that have started creating an inner peace i’ve wished for for years.
If you follow my blog, you should know I love quotes. I do. Language is so extraordinarily poignant to me. Words can zero in on the essence of a thought or feeling to heal, inspire, connect, transport, support, and more; they’re magical. In the past week, I’ve come across a few gems and wanted to share.
– Jentezen Franklin
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Stop acting so small and walking like the living dead. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.Ã¢â‚¬Â
“This world is full of enchantment for those with eyes to see it.”
– The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
“There are reasons each of us is born. We have to find those reasons.”
– The Last Airbender
“If you don’t do your dance, it doesn’t get done.”
– Gabrielle Roth
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes.
Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it,
than to accept life unquestioningly.
Everything we shut our eyes to,
everything we run away from,
everything we deny, denigrate or despise,
serves to defeat us in the end.
What seems nasty, painful, evil,
can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength
if faced with an open mind.
Every moment is a golden one
for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.Ã¢â‚¬Â
– Henry Miller