Greetings from the Land of Enchantment: Happy New Year

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

Out with the old and in with the new. It's a whole new ball game. How to approach it? To plan or not to plan? To resolve or not to resolve? To hope or not to hope? Interesting.

Interesting that the word hope keeps returning to me--even as I loathe it. It's like the roadrunner--it will not die! It's like life; it keeps coming back and coming back and coming back.

So much of life is living in what I call 'the gap'. We have this great experience--love, ecstasy, joy--and we want to hold on to it. But the grasping alone kills it--literally squeezes the life out of a thing. So then, what? We're left in no man's land--the post-high let down that is day-to-day life. Typically, we go searching for the next high, the next true love, the next whatever that will take us out out of 'the gap' and into 'life', which only perpetuates the cycle.

So, how do we simply live in the gap? We cultivate maturity. We cultivate the ability to live in the ever-present now. We breathe. We cease and desist clinging to anything--dreams, outcomes, hope. All that. We simply live and we live simply.

Here's to the gap and all that it can teach us in this new year. Here's to planning without attachment. Here's to planting roots even in the face of rootlessness. Here's to settling down with our Self and not waiting to settle down with someone else. Oh--and for all us single girls out there--here's to not settling.

Here's to the gap. . . . and our ever present consciousness of peace and tranquility, even in darkness, even in fear, even in those itchy-scratchy moments of 'dis-ease', and those equally unsettling moments of joy and love. Here's to the gap between what we think we wanted and what we got versus what we always have. Here's to the gap and all it teaches us about emptiness, all it reveals to us about living in the moment, and all it illuminates in us about our attachments and fears, our moments of self-centered sadness.

Here's to the gap
may it open up
in you a place
so wide
and so deep
so fathomless
that you recognize
in you
the only you
that matters
the you beyond
time and space
the you beyond
face and grace
the you beyond

the you living in the gap


At 11:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy new year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gurinder "G"

At 9:38 AM, Blogger Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa said...

Thank you ji, G! Happy New Year to you as well. May it be filled with every good thing and lots of laughter and friends.


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