Six years ago, I posted Happy New Moment. As I enter my 73rd year with excitement and renewed energy, as identity shifts toward fewer words and more being, as fading memory power makes room for originality in the moment, and as other writings percolate, I’m drawn to re-issue this older/younger piece. I send it with love and good wishes for your health and happiness.
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!