Happy New Year!

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: News- Dec 31, 2017 Comments Off on Happy New Year!
“On New Year’s Eve it is always fitting to remember how past and future are linked together in life and in the existence of the world, in the whole life of the Cosmos of which man is a part—and in every fraction of that life with which our own individual existence is connected. Interwoven through all this are those things we were able to do and think during the past year, and what we are able to plan for the coming year.”

~ Rudolf Steiner, 31st December, 1919

What does the idea of the New Year mean to you? Is it a time for new beginnings, for resolutions about positive additions to your life—or about what to say goodbye to? Or is it just another day?

We can, in fact, reinvent ourselves in any moment, whether on New Year’s Day or, say, May 27th at 5:17 p.m. We are not bound by the magical constraints of a specific day and time. Our personal power lies in the present moment, in the now, and in moments of self-awareness we can rediscover ourselves and our potential for transformation.

All the same, in our busy lives it’s easy to forget that this potential lies ever-present within us. In all likelihood, 5:17 p.m. on May 27th will find us working, navigating traffic, listening to the news, reading a book, making dinner, or doing something else that we are called to do in the moment. We probably won’t be making resolutions.

But on New Year’s Day, as Steiner points out, we are invited to pause and reflect on who we are in the continuum of our individual lives, in our communities, in the world, and even—if we are so inclined—in the Grand Cosmic Scheme. More than this (as if that weren’t enough!) New Year’s invites us to ask what we want to become in the days ahead. How can we shape our lives and our world into something richer?

At the very least, then, we can use the occasion of the New Year to remind ourselves that wherever we are on the journey of life, there is always more to explore and discover within ourselves and out in the world. There is always more life to live. We need only become awake in the present moment to engage with it.

Welcome to the New Year, and thanks for being a part of the Bright Water Waldorf community.  May 2018 bring you joy and all the richness of life.





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