New Beginnings

New Beginnings Start With Healthy Reflection

There are two ways to reflect on and approach this year’s end: Everything that happened in 2016 either appeared to happen to you or it happened for you to see as a teaching to grow and learn from. If you choose the first option you disempower and needlessly victimize yourself. The wise choose the latter.

Infinite causes and conditions came together this year just as they have in every other year and when seen through the lens of timelessness, without any moral equivalency, everything that has transpired was truly perfect.

When you finally surrender and truly let go of everything that happened this year, you will realize that you let go of nothing at all. You can only lose what what you cling to. Reality waits for no one. The only problem was – you thought you had time.

“I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind. ” — Ecclesiastes 1.14

We suffer in direct proportion to the degree in which we resist change and the intensity of our grieving lies in direct proportion to our denial of impermanence. In 2017 may we deeply accept the changes that will surely be part of our lives in the news, health, finance, relationships, loss and much much more…

There will be many positive gifts and changes in 2017 as well – may we make our hearts vulnerable once more and be open to receiving them. We cannot make a better past and so may the doors that seemed to close this year be seen as new beginnings. May we remove the dust from our sleepy eyes and open our lives again and again to the abundance, love and kindness that truly surrounds each of us and pervades our world.

In the coming year may we release our ego-clinging and realize that by protecting others we protect ourselves. We are truly of benefit to others when we practice mindfulness, patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy – it is in such a way that by protecting others we protect ourselves.

 

To learn more about MMC;
* Michael Gregory, Director
* MMC Retreat Center in Ellenton, Florida
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Go to: mindfulnessmeditationcenters.com

May you be happy, may you be well, safe, peaceful and at ease.

Mindfulness Based. Wise and Inspired Counseling. In person, by phone, or Skype: 941.416.1890 or michael@mbsgroup.org

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Michael Gregory

Former investment banker turned monk-counselor. Writer, Speaker and Teacher. Encourages others to realize their highest potential.

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