At the beginning of a new year, there's a feeling of excitement
as we prepare ourselves to tread new territory.
I know that some people really love to plan
and feel they have some control over future events.
I can understand that it could feel reassuring to want to do this.
Professionally speaking, it is necessary to plan and to have goals.
All of us need to make appointments, to plan our travels
and we need to organize classes we give or others we may wish to follow.
Besides these basic necessities,
have you ever been tempted to just see where each moment takes you?
Letting go of wanting to know
of wanting to control
and observe which paths open up before you?
Accepting the fact that sometimes our view is momentarily hindered
Yet there are always sparks of light shining somewhere ready to illuminate
our way when we are ready to move forward.
The sun rises and shows us the view beyond our limited horizon
and a clear outline of things ahead is revealed.
There can be obstacles and zones of darkness
and yet by pulling back and seeing the bigger picture,
new possibilities open up.
Just imagine what it would be like to stand near the edge
of these mountain peaks and look down on the field of experiences
we are creating day by day, moment by moment.
Destiny plays a part and certain choices we decide to make in any given situation.
A picture of our year is being created
and although we may think we have planned it all,
life itself has taken over
and woven the colours and designs that we can see.
If life is the weaver
are we not the weaving?