May we strive to be more child-like, letting our selves return more often to an innocent playfulness! Let us nourish our curiosity, spontaneity and simple, everyday kindness to attract what is good about the world.
May we honor and attend to our health and our bodies so our truly best spirits can shine!
May we hear and feel the rhythms of the natural world, and appreciate the wonder and beauty of all its inhabitants.
May we strive to often surrender our rigid opinions and preconceived notions into a blank space of unknowing, to bring us back to a place of balance and harmony.
May we find the still, quiet place within, and simply watch thoughts come and go like waves on the ocean, all the while remaining connected with the stillness.
May we honor the mystery of life and the universe and be content with not-knowing, for into that empty space will be transferred the perfect action, exactly what needs to be said or done (or maybe nothing at all), coming from somewhere quite apart from our usual ways of knowing.
May we resist the urges to be judgmental, to label, to be intolerant. Let us be kind in every action and strive to love even those who deserve it the least, for it is they who need it the most.
May we remember that we can, indeed, bring about change...one kind interaction by one, one loving thought by one, one timeless truth by one.
And may we live in a world at peace with the awareness of Love in every sunset, each child's smile, the blossom's unfolding, and every miraculous beat of our hearts.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF US IN 2012!
--Jo VonBargen 2011