Sunday, 15 January 2012

The hourglass just flipped itself over again

I’m usually really pedantic when it comes to the beginning of a new year. I feel as though everything on the 31st of December needs to run smoothly. The countdown should be followed by a colossal cheer and then a moment of deep thought and contemplation about the year to come. Only, 2012 marked the beginning of something different. In the days leading up to the transition, I found some serious clarity.

I realised that one moment doesn’t make a year...nor does one situation or circumstance define the next 365 days. In the end, it’s what goes on in our mind that will drive the very little force that we have control over.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – attitude is everything. We as humans are great at pulling ourselves down with guilt and regret. We throw the towel in so easily and let one silly mistake or missed opportunity tear down the walls of possibility.

You were rude to someone you care about. It’s in the past.

You were really awkward around the person you fancy. It’s in the past.

You spent all your money and binged on fast food. It’s in the past.

You did drugs and went overboard with alcohol. It’s in the past.

You lied to your best friend and completely betrayed their trust. It’s in the past.

You broke something of value. It’s in the past.

You did something you swore you’d NEVER do again. It’s in the past.

You broke a promise not just once, but many times. It’s in the past.

It’s 2012, and you don’t know what’ll happen next. People walk around with suitcases and suitcases of baggage...souvenirs from a previous existence; dating back to a time as recent as a minute ago. We need to understand that none of it actually matters. It’s never about who you WERE, and it never will be.

I have an overwhelming sense that 2012 will be THE year of positive change.

Eyes will be opened.

It’s clear to me that we’re on the brink of something inconceivably glorious. Who said the world was ending? (This is a rhetorical question; don’t answer it with ‘the Mayans’)

Quote Bank: "I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse." - Philip Yancey

P.s. I'll try to blog more frequently than once every two months in twenty-twelve. 

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