I’ve come to love this time between Christmas and the arrival of New Year’s Day. It invites sacred pauses to reflect on the year and to ponder the dreams for 2021.
As with so many traditions, this in-between time is a bit more challenging this year. I don’t really want to reflect upon the losses of 2020 and am uncertain about what to imagine going forward.
Joseph Campbell’s invitation to let go of “the life we have planned” seems just right for this world turned upside down by the pandemic. And Viktor Frankl so brilliantly said we always have a choice in how to respond to what’s in front of us:
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” — Viktor Frankl
I feel the pull of 2021 and choose to hold my dreams for it lightly while honoring its arrival with joy. What do you choose?
May you be guided to dream into the new year in whatever ways nourishes your body, mind, and spirit.