Jack Kornfield, one of my lead teachers in the U.C. Berkeley Greater Good Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program, posted these wise and inspiring words of renewal and intention for the new year.
“A most trustworthy and blessed project is to align yourself with compassion, to plant seeds of goodness, to use the creative force of your life to bring understanding, awakening and love to all. Foster trust in life’s renewal power.
Martin Luther King, Jr. describes our collective journey with hope:
“The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”
And Pablo Neruda explains further,
“You can pick all the flowers, but you can’t stop the spring.”
Renewal is happening.
Take quiet time to listen to your heart, to meditate and to rest amidst the great turnings.
Feel the renewal of spring that can be born in you.
Align yourself with goodness.
Let yourself blossom like a lotus or whatever unique flower you are,
shining in the world, spreading your seeds of love amidst it all.”
May you be healthy!
May you be joyful!
May you live your best life in 2021!