“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” Ernest Holmes
Sometime in December every year, I wonder why the days are so short, why my nature world has become so grey and dull and why do I feel like hibernating?. Over the past couple of years it has finally dawned on me that this all served a purpose. We human have to go inwards, to go within and reflect. No more outside distractions, Spring fever has burned away, lazy Summers days are over and Autumn firework of colours is now long gone.
Two years back I got to reflect and to choose my word of the year for the first time. I remember it vividly having spend a bit of time trying to find it. The faint whisper I felt in my heart let me know it was the right one and I went with it. The word I chose for 2011 was BELIEVE and it had to do with doubts I had that I could find my artistic self. This year’s word was SIMPLICITY, and looking back I have tried and simplified quite a bit in my life. Not as much as I would like but it is a work in progress…
So today I invite you all, dear friends to do the same and reflect during the last two weeks of the year to see if you come up with a word that will encompass your hope and desires for next year. It is a very interesting exercise and you might be surprised of what you will find. Keep it a secret until the end of this year 🙂
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***My heart goes and weep for those who have lost loved ones in the tragedy in Newtown, CT. ***
“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” Gandhi