The New Year is often associated with many good wishes for a new and exciting year and dreams and hopes for the future’s brighter times what we all hope will come true year after year.
The rearview mirror is perhaps brushed up so we can scout astern and let your mind roll on the retina from the past year with both good and bad memories that are now history.
I have always considered the New Year as one big party where the positive in life’s diversity is highlighted toward the platform I find myself on the here and now – If it is possible to switch to another platform in the new year, this will naturally nurture new breakthroughs – If not, I will not turn into soap flakes because of this.
How much we can control about our own goals, visions and intentions is a shot in the dark – The will can lead us far, but if we have allowed our conscious ego only to be a determining factor for the move, it can easily be a wrong disposal. We all receive a wealth of good advice through the media, friends and even people who call themselves professional advisers. The very best will always be to listen to your own body signals – they never lie.
The older we get – the more layers are peeled of the shield, and for every year of our lives we will change our attitudes, insight and knowledge about ourselves and others. Some say that we are matured – The question is simply this: To what we have been matured in life’s many aspects?
My own luminous rear view mirror tells me, that I together with my partner Catharina have traveled Europe thin the last few years. A mixture of party, colors, spiritual discussions and a wealth of new experiences, inspirations and a defined objective – to remain in retirement in the French Pyrenees.
A Danish song called “Friends cannot be bought for gold” is as true as written. Good friends can also be invaluable throughout a part or the whole life. It is usually a matter of respect and recognition of the parties’ attitudes and lifestyles which can be very different. We are all either inspired or influenced by other people’s angles that differ from our own perhaps steel-made opinions and precisely this “art piece” is one of the biggest challenges in the period ahead – “Take and give with the same mind” if you are otherwise interested in the world’s many challenges regardless of your own ingrained belief, pride and life-view.
The starting shot with the champagne and “un toast à votre santé” will be my New Year’s greetings to all the many good friends I have met live and corresponded with in writing or speech and I’m looking forward to a year of new challenges, experiences and inspiring people from near and far.
Love, Life, Light and Laughter.