Transitioning into something new always means, for me, remembering and honoring what has been. That’s the Heart-Based Way. So, as I say good-bye to this past year, I reflect back on what an amazing year it was. Whether you consider world events or the challenges of everyday living, the time was filled with 365 days’ worth of memorable moments for each and every one of us.
Around the world, tremors and transitions (both geological and geo-political) affected everyone and everything. It was a year of much upheaval and strife, with violent storms and heated rhetoric.
And yet, juxtaposed with the wide range of human experience and striving that makes the news and the history books every year, there are also and always the timeless rhythms of life that anchor and sustain us. The sun rises and sets, no matter what storms and cataclysms rage. Our in-breath is followed by our out-breath, so long as we walk the planet. This can be very grounding, especially during times of transition. Knowing it, right to your core, helps ease change by reminding us of what is changeless.
And gratitude, whether for unexpected gifts or for everyday graces, continues to be a transformative and powerful force. The more we feel it, the more we are transformed – it’s really that clear and causal. And gratitude is ours, like our breath. So long as we are here, we hold the transformative power of gratitude in our hands.
So, whether you are transitioning to a new year or a new day, the ritual of remembering and honoring what has been always provides you with a solid place to stand as you look toward the future. And whenever you remember with gratitude, you powerfully transform your landscape.
Transition times can be unsettling and difficult – often filled with losses, as you let go of the old. They are also filled with opportunity and adventure for Heart-Based travelers. No matter how you approach your transitions initially, strive to remember that gratitude always puts you in charge. It shifts your perspective and your energy, opening up vistas and possibilities that you might never have dreamed.
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