A NEW YEAR MESSAGE

Another year is passing us. Where do we find our selves. How far have we come? How far have we receded? It has been a bumpy, scary, daring, inspirational, courageous, thrilling ride for sure. But only in some moments. In other moments it was peaceful and serene and full of contentment. Have you considered what you wish for the coming year? What fears do you wish to relinquish. What stories do you wish to tell? What love do you wish to share. Your answers won't begin when you awaken on January 1st. The answers are being cultivated right now. How are we setting the foundation for the new year? With anger, hate and distress, or with hope, faith and love. How intentionally are we each walking toward the great beauty of love? It really does comes down to what we are doing, how we are being, right now. Not starting tomorrow. Now. So here is a little poem to consider today (or any day) as we each weave our way through this day, through this world and through this life. May you all be blessed and free from suffering. May we all come to know a love so great that we no longer harm, that we are no longer afraid. May we awaken to the potential of love that is ours in every moment.
#newyearseve #welcome2017 #goodbye2016


TODAY's SUDHA-ism
by Sudha Allitt 12/31/16
THE MORNING IS FULL OF WONDER
it is a pleasure to awaken each day
to open my eyes to a world of potential
to leave behind the sleepiness
eight hours lost to a process
recombining mental attitudes and stories
paces that must be paced
impressions that could be lifted
or left alone to simmer relentlessly
in a cup of ecstasy or a sea of suffering
where do we go when we sleep
how far away
how far gone
beyond but not past returning
obviously not a one-way journey
the mind is boggled as we return
to the same problem
on a different day
on a morning so full
of other possibilities
most of which have escaped us
in our own ignorance
and yet this morning so full of wonder
it draws me from my restlessness
into millions of alternate universes
where it is not so impossible
for suffering to end
happiness to begin
& spirit to be free
morning is the gift of possibility
mysteries that only time and intention will unravel
awaken with the intention to know the mystery
awaken to the wonder