Happy New Year!
Time Flies when you are in neutral.
Reflection can either be good, or bad, depending on the attitude and mindset of whomever may be executing the task. One may not want this year to end, while another simply can not wait for their new beginning. Personally I am neutral. It was neither good nor bad. It just was. Although I think most can relate to the fact that each year seems to be passing faster than the last. Why? I don’t know. Perhaps the Sun’s gravitational force is drawing the Earth closer, therefore decreasing the circumferential distance travelled each orbit. Or perhaps it’s all in my head. Excitedly I anticipate addressing such issues in the future. Stay tuned.
Whether it was a good year or not, it’s over. Giddy up 2016.
To party, or not to party. Is that a question?
Thankfully the days of inebriation beyond the point of delirium are well and truly behind me. However there will be a massive number of folk who will be desperately attempting to squeeze copious amounts of alcohol (and whatever other substances they find available) into their bodies, in order for them to be able to “enjoy” the “celebration”.
Until the morning.
The morning of January 1st can be sad yet simultaneously hilarious, as the carcasses lay strewn about every beach, footpath and random neighbours’ garden throughout the land. The thumping within their heads creating a vibration through the Earth. Scientists say the resonance from this vibration travels throughout our Solar System and can be detected from the International Space Station. Just kidding. Scientists don’t say things like that at all. In fact a scientific study found that one in three Scientists never say anything. Ever.
In conclusion, I can safely deduce that for the introduction to 2016, I will not be partying. These days I much prefer to see the New Year in by being close to the people I love, quietly looking up to the sky, wondering what it is all about.
Live in the present
Slowly I am learning not to dwell in the past, or hope for the future. For it is always now. It makes perfect sense to situate oneself in the present, although in practice this is not always as simple as it sounds. Fortunately I embrace a challenge, and if the outcome is an achievement of inner peace then I gladly accept it.
If all of the Earths inhabitants were to simultaneously achieve inner peace, then perhaps that would bring peace to the Earth. No greed, No guilt, No shame, No hate. Nothing but love. That would be good. Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if John Lennon hadn’t been assassinated. Can one person really change the world? Maybe not, but one person can initiate an idea that flows through many, and eventually all people, to create a change. Well that’s what the Scientists say anyhow.
Happy New Year to one and all, however you celebrate it, stay safe. See you next year.
Peace be with you!