New Years Blog
2011 was a challenging year of change and personal growth. I do believe, in the circle of life, everyone at one time or another, travels through these eddies. How one responds to these challenges is the fiber that is woven together to create your character. In ones own personal commitment to drink deeply from the well spring of life, we invite both good and bad to pass by our paw prints on our own personal path with less wear.
I can reflect on 2011 and bid it a fond farewell with my belt a little tighter, my heart a little softer, my appreciation of the moment a little more aware, and my fiber a little taughter.
Most importantly, I found an appreciation of the NOW. Most great philosophies evolve around a premise of living in the moment. Finding a peace and contentment that permeates through your being. Not sacrificing your vision. Just not living in the someday. Not being one much for religious gatherings, I have found peace in training my dogs in remote fields and mountain foothills. And also in riding my horses solo away from cell phone coverage. My favorite Uncle Howard always said he found his religion on high narrow trails.
Chided by life's demands and human energy suckers, I took a step back. Partly for self preservation, and partly out of necessity, I retreated. I found the large number of energy bandits, were REALLY annoyed. The individuals made from their own clay were NOT. Now I know. And yes, it counts big. Thank you to those who stayed.
2011's challenges were good. I released a lot of my life, some was chosen and some not so much. I found friends from all walks of life and diversities that know without saying. I gained a source of renewable peace and clean/pure energy revitalization. I found happiness from internal resources, with a few extra tail wags, externally. In extracting my parasitic relationships, I can have better focus on my healing energy and arts, and continue stumbling down the pathway of my journey.
"The objection to conforming to usages
that have become dead to you,
is that it scatters your force.
It loses your time
and blurs the impression
of your character."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the early 80's I made a resolution that every year I would do something new. Of course the way life unfolds, that has happened without much effort. I look forward to whatever is new on the horizon. The cultured and refined. The raw and gritty. The unexpected. "This should be interesting" - (My Dad's last words to me before passing).
I wish for all my clay brick worthy friends, a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!!! And I wish for all my yellow jello shot friends, a new chance to get it right....what ever that means for you on your journey. (I am still pulling for you!)