Each year that passes like a tidal wave brings in and leaves with us astonishing riches: wisdom more precious than we’ve ever had before, memories made with those who left an imprint on our lives, places that touched us and transformed our imagination, and experiences that shaped everything in our being. What will we do differently with these riches in the year to come? What uncharted roads will we want to trek with this new awareness? What are we longing for that we haven’t yet experienced?
Life teaches us that wisdom is grown in the fertile soil of love and loss, in light and in darkness, in mystery and the seductive journey of taking the less traveled road. To experience life wholeheartedly in every single form it manifests its mystery, we must continue to cultivate our ability for deeper inner wisdom, our curiosity for the purpose of each one of us here and right now, and our commitment to help one another evolve to a greater consciousness.
Each generation has its challenges and opportunities to delve deeper into issues that matter. We the people of today, must remain bold to seek solutions to challenges too heavy to carry forward and unfair to be left for our children to wrestle with. We must continue to ask hard yet thoughtful questions and to envision solutions that each one of us can add and contribute to. We must serve the truth, the one and only truth of the heart. Each one of us knows what matters, even when we disagree. That is the truth we collectively must embrace and mend with care.
For the next year, and the year after, we must try a little more to resource our inner and collective wisdom and to be kinder with each other. Only we, humans, are capable of kindness especially in times such as ours. And that might be what will keep us consciously evolving.