butterfly and flowerHere’s what I’m thinking about when starting this next year of 2012:

“May we all recognize in this New Year that the moments of our lives are rare and precious. Open to them, Bask in them, We are alive.”

The reality is we often hold things that are rare in our world to be precious. These rare things are held to a high value, whether it’s gold, an unbroken sand dollar on a beach, or the short time that a baby is a baby before growing up.

If you peel the lens back for a moment you can see our lives in this very same way. We’re a blip in time in relation to the life of this planet we stand on and this Universe we live in.  All the moments of our lives are rare and precious and it’s incredibly important to bring that awareness back to our lives.

What happens when we start seeing our time on this planet as rare and precious?

The small stuff that makes up the majority of our sticky worries tend to slide off us and our minds open up to what really matters. We begin to notice more compassion for ourselves and others and we begin to play. We gain a sense of humility and perhaps begin to recognize that what is most important is who you love and how you love them.

Try taking this quote into the New Year and see what happens.

May this New Year be filled with a sense of the preciousness and value of your life and the lives of all people,

Elisha Goldstein

As always, please share your thoughts, stories and questions below. Your interaction creates a living wisdom for us all to benefit from.

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APA Reference
Goldstein, E. (2012). A Nugget of Wisdom for 2012. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 27, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindfulness/2012/01/a-nugget-of-wisdom-for-2012/

 

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