Balancing Endings with Beginnings

It’s that time of year when we find ourselves balancing the activities that signal the end of the year with the celebrations of ringing in the New Year!  This time of balance is a wonderful opportunity for reflection.

With relationships of any nature, we are most likely to experience joy and success in our relationship with the New Year when after we pause for reflection in bidding farewell to our relationship with 2014.

Reflection allows for the opportunity to move into the New Year purposefully, creating space in our minds and souls for new experiences.  A reflective stance is the opportunity to re-visit our relationships and experiences, our hits and misses of the year; to grieve our mis-steps and losses; to celebrate our accomplishments.  Reflection allows us to let go of the anger and sadness of the year that can weigh us down, while recognizing and carrying our inspirations into the the New Year.

During this season, I have been balancing the endings and beginnings by taking a reflective stance.  Whether I am formally meditating, walking or going about daily activities, I begin with a few mantra repetitions, set an intention to reflect on the past year, allowing for that which surfaces– I think about it, feel about it, hold on to the lessons learned and let go of the rest.

Maybe you have developed a wonderful refection meditation.  The folks at Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life offer a few ideas:

My End of Year Ritual

How to Use a Sacred Mantra to Reflect on the Year

As always, I look forward to hearing about your year end/beginning reflections and how you balance this time of year!

May you experience balance in the New Year!

 

Posted: Friday, January 2nd, 2015 @ 12:32 am
Categories: Balance, Change.
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