I always look forward to the last week of the year with great anticipation.
Now that the frenzy of the holiday has passed, and the new year has yet to begin, the days unfold with a new rhythm. The pressure of quotidian life is quickly and gloriously cast OFF. Whether I treat myself to a getaway in some far flung locale, or stay at home to relax in more familiar surroundings, it is a period of interior quiet and reflection. Cocooning is quintessential.
Inside the cozy boundaries of this particular week, isolated from the onslaught of the everyday, we are all given the gift of a time to pause. It is an extraordinary gift: this vital interval nurtures our minds and fortifies our souls. What appears on the surface to be stillness is, at its best, incredibly proactive. It enables us to develop, evolve and ultimately unfurl our creative, marvelous selves.
Now is a critical time devoted to the essentials of a well lived life: Time to simply BE. Time to relax. Time to unwind. Time to breathe. Time to think. Time to remember. Time to let go. Time to accept. Time to review successes. Time to acknowledge challenges. Time to celebrate our strengths. Time to reassess our goals. Time to reconnect with friends, family and ourselves. Time to appreciate the journey we are on.
And really, life is just about the journey, that space between the moments, isn’t it?
Wishing you the luxury of exploring the beautiful space between the moments.