Happy New Year!
New Year's Resolutions. I've never resonated them. Specific goal setting to accompany one's intentions. Now, this I can relate to better. However, goals are second to intention, so let me begin there.
My New Year's Intention is to bring awareness to AWE--my word for the year.
Awe-sibilities People! Let the infinite unfurling begin.
And everyday I might add. That's the thing about Awe. It's ordinary and yet here's the mystery. Once you step into Awe's awareness nothing is ordinary.
I know you know this. But do you live it?
To write about Awe on a daily basis. A lofty endeavor, full of talk and good intention, which is, ironically, empty. I'm not remotely certain I can pull it off. In fact, I likely won't, but that's my goal nevertheless. I want to tell you that I will try, but I keep hearing the great Sage, Yoda, in my head saying, There is no Try. There is either Do or Do Not.
So here it is folks; I won't bother to try and achieve this goal. I'm simply going to Do my Best. I can't wait to see what that will look like!
The first day of this new year has me in awe, thinking about pins. Regular ordinary pins. Pins with big round yellow heads, small beady heads, flat heads, and bent heads. Long straight pins, and short blunt ones. Pins. Not safety pins, mind you. Those are different kind of awe. And not needles either. Just plain ol' regular pins.
They prick, poke and pierce. They combine and gather. They hold.
If I were to personify the pin, I would say they behave with enormous humanity. I'm sure you've all known people who prick, poke, and pierce. People who combine and gather. But it's the ones who hold, that are the greatest source of security and trust.
People who are able to stand straight and firm in the middle of a storm are the ones to whom we all aspire. The rides of life are tumultous and we need people to pierce through the roughest parts and hold. We need people who can gather strength from combining talent and anchor an ideal.
Pins also often reside at the point of balance. Balance--a popular New Year's resolution and word. What does it really mean? To have balance. The illusion is that we'll have everything perfectly in place, eliminating the highs and lows of life, so we can be comfortable forever and ever amen. We all know this ain't gonna happen and yet we pursue this notion of balance with a fervor.
Balance. Highs and Lows. Pins.
A harmonious life is one that is pinned to the holy knowing that weaving opposites is what creates the whole of one's life. Even the humble pin knows this. In order for it to hold, it must go through a fabric's front and back piece in order for it to be balanced, strong, and secure.
The Awe of pins. May you never see them the same again.