2020 has been a year where we all lived our lives differently and learned that life is about living and not mere accomplishments.
2020 showed us the value of each moment. Each moment carried both life and death with it. Survival and end waited at every corner of every moment.
Life, we learned, is just a continuous flow of those moments. Of survival, celebrations, deaths, and heart-aches. It all seemed very pronounced, didn’t it?
So, does creating artificial breaks make any difference?
Birthdays, New Year’s day, or some regional new year. The Galaxy doesn’t know. The Universe doesn’t care. Animals cant distinguish between one year and the other.
Unless our very way of life is altered. Unless our very core takes on new vitality. Unless we can channelize ourselves in a new direction, such “time breaks” actually mean nothing.
We could make the change on any day. If we have to be a better person, we can do that the day we have the realization of the need for change? Yet most of us wait for the year ends to unravel the “new us”. The first few weeks have the enthusiasm of new beginnings. And then it is all back to the same routine.
Why not live every moment as if it was a New Years' day. We may, then, try to re-energize ourselves in every breath. If one sees, every moment is the beginning of a new year. The dates may not cleanly line up. But if the change is to happen within, how is that important? Let that be the greatest lesson in the most significant year in recent history.
Let us energize and commit ourselves to transform ourselves every moment. Let us celebrate a New Year’s day every moment for the rest of our lives!
Wishing all of you, your families, and loved ones a very happy new year!