Thursday, December 31 2009
Happy New Moment
Prone to habit, we attach to repetitive patterns of thought and action, holding them as if they are real. They become our story, oft-repeated conclusions about ourselves and the world. Forgetting the creative possibilities in each new moment, we hang on to the familiar - even when it no longer serves us.
In Present Moment Wonderful Moment, Thich Nhat Hanh writes: "We can practice beginning anew at any moment of our lives. To be born is to begin anew. When you are three years old you can begin anew, when you are sixty years old you can begin anew, and when you are about to die, you can still begin anew."
Happy New Year. Happy New Moment!