With the beginning of a new year, the memories of an old year fade away quickly. Yet with some reflections about what was accomplished, cycles that were finished and maybe even some cycles that still need to be finished, we can prepare for 2012. Reflections bring about insights about ourselves, our place and our world. We can gain value perspective from our past year and our accomplishments, giving us the fuel to fire us up for the wonderful year of visions and dreams. Part of the challenge for some of us is that we don’t find the time to build this value about our past 365 days. We allow our busy day to day to blind our perspective to see behind us. Thus loosing the power of all of whom we have become, of how we are now shaped crafted by our days of glory and challenges this past yesteryear of 2011. Today is a day to account, realize the power of all you have become and declare your new intentions and projects for 2012. Complete the turn of the wheel of 2011 and begin the ride of your life in 2012.
Enjoy this wonderful writing from “365 Tao – Daily Meditations”
Upon Completion comes fulfillment.
With fulfillment comes liberation.
Liberation allows you to go on.
Even death is not a true ending.
Life is infinite continuation.
Always finish what you start. That alone is discipline and wisdom enough. If you can follow that rule, then you will be superior to most people.
When you come to the end of a cycle, a new one will begin. You might say that completion actually begins somewhere in the middle of a cycle and that new beginnings are engendered out of previous actions.
Completing a cycle means fulfillment. It means that you have achieved self-knowledge, discipline, and a new way of understanding yourself and the world around you. You cannot stop there, of course. New horizons are always there. But you can reach out for those new vistas with fresh assurance and wisdom.
With each turn of the wheel you go further. With each turn of the wheel you free yourself from the mire of ignorance. With each turn of the wheel comes continuation.
Turn the wheel of your life. Make complete revolutions. Celebrate every turning. And persevere with joy.