Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year Comin'

New year coming!

We make a lot of this time
when numbers change
and somehow
we think
we can too

We think about all the things we want to do
We think of how we want to be

But new years is not just a matter of grabbing hold of the new
it is also a time of letting go
How many things do we drag with us
day after day 
month after month
year after year

how many fears
how much guilt

starting fresh is not just a matter of grabbing hold of the future
it is also a matter of learning what to leave behind

it is also a matter of trust
sometimes we wait for the path to be clear
all the way to the end
before we take our first step

when we do this, we rarely start
and all too often the end we think we see, is not the destination at which we arrive

John Shea puts it well
"If we wait for the new future before we break with the old
we will never move.  We will have to brave the darkness, even trust it, if we 
are to find a better way."

Happy New Years my friends
let go
look forward with expectation
step into your new future
your new identity
that one given you by god

Happy 2013

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