Happy New Year!
A time for reflection, gratitude and balance.
Wise words from Geneen Roth that brings me peace and perspective:
"Here’s what I know: even the longest life lasts ten minutes. My 88 year-old-mother tells me she feels like sixteen and can’t believe she is old. (She does look younger than 88, it's true, and that's lovely but she's still on "the back nine of her life" as my step-father says). It’s gone by so fast, she keeps saying. And it has. And it does. Even now, at 65, I can’t quite believe I am this old. in terms of years. So, my ever- constant question is: how do I not miss my life while I am alive? What do I practice daily to bring myself back to the wonders, the magic, the beauty of the day to day (even in the midst of turmoil or chaos or grief). What I know to do is to keep coming back to what I love and take in the good of it. Savor the fact that I have even one good friend. I know to keep death over my shoulder and, as much as possible, to remember that it is not dying that I fear but not living fully. And so, today, I take an aim (and I hope you will take it with me): to not hold back on love. To gush in the presence of natural beauty. To taste every bite. To give my attention to what is here while I am alive. To not miss even one breath." Much Love xx
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