New Year Blessings for YOU
My wish for you this year
is that you choose yourself
that you commit to yourself,
and let me tell you what I mean.
May you unfetter your present feelings
from the stories of the past—
last year, last month, last time you felt happy or sad—
so you can be free to answer
a more mythical calling
that doesn’t let go of you.
You see, the vernacular of hope
is one of transition.
Hope is a white canvas
you can pin on almost anything—
motivations, intentions, visions and aspirations.
Only the colours of expected outcomes
cannot absorb into the sheets of hope.
May you keep transitioning
on the pastures of fresh growth.
Sometimes the mirror you’re looking at is broken.
Sometimes it’s stained or blurred
or partially missing.
May your sight be a valiant
commitment to the invisible view
of your needs, your feelings, your dreams.
At some point we all need to
decide what’s more important—
to feel heroic for refusing the help we need
or feeling joyful and nourished by any means.
May your heart be free
to embrace your vulnerability.
May you be free from the fear
that easing down will annihilate you,
free from the urge to fabricate efforts just to be able
to compete with the relentless
forward movement of life.
May your drive serve the beauty
cascading from life into death into life,