When we are children, the idea of life as an adult seems far away and abstract. Present time living rules. Conversely as adults, the opposite is true. We are often stuck in memories from the past or worries about the future, and that sense of wondering about what could be based on the gifts of the now seems elusive.
Gifted with the joy of parenthood, I have found myself grounded in the present moment many a time, especially as I play alongside my young 3 year old son. Recently, we’ve been traveling in an imaginary spaceship to lands far and wide, discovering new worlds, and bringing back newfound knowledge to apply here at home. I love that our travels change our perspectives about life while enriching us on our journey. Every time we take off again for destinations unknown, we are armed with the experience of pathways already traveled and assisted with a sense of purpose and knowing that all will be well.
While our perception of time changes, it dominates our existence. Thankfully, there are chapters when we can pause and take in a new reality. Like January, when another year begins. As arbitrary as it may feel, a changing year is an opportunity to reset our mindset to create anew. We can be immersed in the joy and excitement that a fresh new year can bring.
There is often a flurry of activity as reflections are made, resolutions are forged, and plans and goals committed to. A new dawn is always exciting, and the coming year is yet another adventure in our time here on Earth. Making it count is important not only for ourselves but for those we love and support, who are all around us, and who may benefit from the bounty that we create, from the plans, projects and dreams we wish to bring to fruition.
Our vision may need more time to be fully crystallized, but we know that inside ourselves raw creative power is bubbling to the surface. Just like rocket fuel. All that we are and all that we have can be brought forth to generate the kind of energy required to reach far and go beyond. With integration, we build a new launch pad. With vision, we aim high. With trust, we believe we will make it.
What will emerge may still remain a mystery, but with some imagination, play, and inspiration, who knows what wonderful things you will be and do. Here’s what I want you to remember: You are a magnificent being. There is greatness in you. And potential and possibility is calling you forward…
So go out there, connect with the wonder of your own inner child if you must, and be the rocket! I can’t wait to hear about your next adventure!
When we engage with our potential, when we live our purpose, when we honor our wholeness, we heal from within and create a more just and harmonious world.