Archive for January 1st, 2013


Happy New Year everyone!

The reflection below is from Thich Nhat Hanh’s book: The Long Road Turns to Joy.  It’s another one of his little gems that is small enough to fit in a pocket or purse.  And truly it is a gem, even the title is a treasure in and of itself.

This passage is a 23-word poem that he offers to use in concert with mindful walking meditation.  It’s easy to memorize and worth repeating whenever the conditioned voice of habit mind enters the house.  Thich Nhat Hanh is such a beautiful, gentle spirit, it radiates through all of his writings, as well as, his talks.

I have arrived
I am home
in the here,
in the now.
I am solid.
I am free.
In the ultimate
I dwell.


There’s a wonderful idea hitting the web circuits: the concept of starting a blessing/gratitude/appreciation jar, and writing one thing a day you feel moved to.  One could wait until the end of the year, spill it all out and be swept up in the joy of those moments again, or pull some out anytime you need a little boost.  I am not one for New Year’s resolutions, but this idea I love.  Expanding on the bounty of gifts we are offered daily is its own reward, yet also the energy and vibration of flowing love begets that much more of it streaming into our lives.  May we all know we are blessed each and every day.

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