Good riddance, what a year you have been 2022.
You have upended the lives of many amidst the economic uncertainty and the rising anxieties posed by inflation.
You have put the world on edge as we witness citizens around the world fighting corruption in autocratic regimes for liberty, justice and equality.
You have shown us the fragility and vulnerability of our precious beloved planet. We remain in a state of unease and trepidation facing the continued risk of an ongoing environmental crisis.
We may long for utopia, a panacea of relative stability and assurance, but perhaps the only thing we can be certain of is uncertainty.
How could we ever expect things to smoothly in a world as complex as ours? The tighter we hold our grip, the more we begin to realize how little control we do have.
What if we were to let go of our predetermined plans or expectations and lean into the unknown. Only then can we fully welcome and embrace the beauty of the present moment. We can draw our heightened attention with awe to the mystery and wonder of the miracle of life on earth.
As our rigid patterns of thinking fade away, new paths begin to emerge. Novelty, creativity and excitement emanate as we gradually walk through the fog of the uncertainty.
Uncertainty requires patience. Uncertainty requires grace. Uncertainty requires faith in the goodness and resilience of the human spirit.
We can have reassurance in the strength found in our character and inner life.
As I put away my preconceived plans and expectations for 2023, I slowly walk towards the unknown in 2023 with a resolve to lean into the great unknown.
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