Happy New Year, everybody!
Isn’t this just an amazingly hopeful time of year? Looking back on what the last year brought into our lives, we begin to see forward into a year that’s full of promise and hope.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the “review” and the “anticipation,” isn’t it?
A couple of days ago, I wrote about my lack of a Christmas this year, about how I was lost in the fog of pneumonia. And then when I tried to publish it, my website wouldn’t connect. Wouldn’t, couldn’t log in. Everything else worked, just no playinganewgame. I sat back, regrouped, relaxed for a couple of hours, and tried again. Nothing. I googled the problem. I tried logging in again. Nothing. I prayed. I tried it again. Still nothing. I repeated these steps, plus some others, several times, off and on, over several days. And then finally last night, I went to bed. Slept like a baby.
This morning I got up, tried again, still no-go, and began an email to my service provider. As I was completing the message, I decided to give “logging in” one more try before pressing the “send” button. Whoa! Guess what! It worked! And now that it’s New Year’s Eve Day, a post about Christmas seems so… so in the past. I wanted to let it go.
I’m moving forward.
“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.” — Eckhart Tolle
Wishing us all a magnificent here and now in this present moment!