Monday, January 4, 2016

how to proceed in 2016

It's natural to think of the New Year as a time to begin something new, or to begin all over again if your plans for last year fizzled out. For instance, this might be the year you take up painting, or adopt a needy dog, or begin a dedicated meditation practice. Or, you might want to make another attempt at something you started last year that didn't work out for you--the diet, the budget, the job search.

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Going forward in 2016, are you optimistic or pessimistic? Will it be a better year for you, or does the year ahead look bleak? Perhaps, it's a little bit of both.

Frankly, I am not optimistic about certain issues. I seriously doubt we will witness an end to corporate greed...the kind that adversely affects our economy (including my personal IRA and yours), that perpetuates poverty and world hunger, that infects the health care industry, and ravages the environment.

I am cautiously optimistic, however, that the kindness, integrity, and perseverance of good people will be enough to keep Mother Earth in her preferred orbit for another year. That the unassuming compassion and decency of ordinary human beings will be enough to ease someone's suffering. Perhaps to save someone's life.

Loborsoit, Tanzania 2014

And, I am boldly optimistic...hopeful, at least...that this will be a year of mindfulness for me. That I will find my elusive voice and get it onto the page. That someone will be happier, or gentler, or wiser because of it.

What do you hope for in 2016? How will you make it happen? How will you begin?

~author unknown~

Ready? Set? Go!

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