Winter Solstice ~December 21, 2012
The sun is as far south as it will go in its orbit ~ the shortest day of sunlight. A time for inward reflection and renewal.
To simply, Be.
“The word “apocalypse” from the Greek apokalypsis ~ disclosure of knowledge; a lifting of the veil or revelation;representing the revealing of truth and awareness of the true nature of things.”
Here we are. December. This last precious month of 2012. Is this the beginning or the end? Perhaps both. Like the tide, things come and go. Our lives, ever shifting and changing, continue to be ignited and enriched with, joy, suffering, jubulance, pain, laughter, sorrow, love..as we live from moment to moment.
To Do: The question, “What to do?” asked by so many in response to the tragic deaths in Newtown, CT ~ doing is a place we go when we are in grief, frightened, our mind in chaos, searching for an answer; searching for something to be done that will fix or change the circumstances.
The question becomes “How to be?”
To Be: Be in this moment with all who suffer or Be in the moment of creating a memoriam honoring those gone and those suffering grief of loss or Be in a celebration of life.
Be with walking ~ with the grace that infuses the action of movement. Walk until you recognize yourself again. Stop. Look. Breathe. Be with the world. See the sky – deep blue, or gray and turbulent and stars, brilliant in the night sky or noticeably missing; holiday lights, twinkle and shimmer; people going about their lives; the earth in transition; busy birds; a smile your way.
Lovely Life – Gifts of living. To Be in this present moment.
As walking partners, we become suffused with the energy of camaraderie, friendship and the depth of how good walking makes us feel; as women we are alive in the joy of walking together in celebration of Being!
Wishing you Happiness and Joy in your festivities and throughout the New Year!
Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace is every step.
The shining red sun is my heart.
Each flower smiles with me.
How green, how fresh, all that grows.
How cool the wind blows.
Peace is every step.
It turns the endless path to joy.