What do you wish for the New Year?
The image or thought that first came to my mind was that most people think of champagne glasses, party favors, and the like. Some think of goals and some think of Fresh Starts. They think of a laundry list of things they want to accomplish and do and become and create. This is usually me.
But this year the only word that keeps resonating in my head is thinking of PEACE.
I am gearing up for Goddess Circle 2012 and the word that resonated there was PEACE....
Peace in my business
Peace in my passions.
Peace in my relationships
Peace in my heart.
Peace in my finances
Peace in my thoughts
Peace in my home.
Peace in my car.
Peace in my family.
Peace in my friends.
Peace in my life.
Peace in my soul.
My Favorite Movie Eat, Pray Love has a couple of quotes that speak to me
“the resting place of the mind is the heart. The only thing the mind hears all day is clanging bells and noise and argument, and all it wants is quietude. The only place the mind will ever find peace is inside the silence of the heart. That’s where you need to go” (p 141).
“The harbor of my mind is an open bay, the only access to the island of my Self (which is a young and volcanic island, yes, but fertile and promising). This island ahs been through some wars, it is true, but it is now committed to peace, under a new leader (me) who has instituted new policies to protect he place. And now—let the word go our across the seven seas—there are much, much stricter laws n the books about who may enter this harbor. / You may not come here anymore with your hard and abusive thoughts, with your plague ships of thoughts, with your slave ships of thoughts, with your warships of thoughts—all these will be turned away. Likewise, any thoughts that ware filled with angry or starving exiles, with malcontents and pamphleteers, mutineers and violent assassins, desperate prostitutes, pimps and seditious stowaways—you may not come here anymore, either. Cannibalistic thoughts, for obvious reasons, will no longer be received. Even missionaries will be screened carefully, for sincerity. This is a peaceful harbor, the entryway to a fine and proud island that is only now beginning to cultivate tranquility” (p 178-179)
There is nothing you can do about the craziness of the world. “This is nature of world. This is destiny. Worry about your craziness only—make you in peace” (p 251).
This is my wish for 2012- to make PEACE out of the craziness within myself.