New Year’s means change. It also means tradition, or that which doesn’t change.
There was no “Rockin’ New Year’s Eve,” and definitely no televised California New Year’s with fake snow and people jumping up and down for the cameras, screaming at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
New Year’s Eve was not always celebrated with drunken revelry and blasts from toy horns, however. In ancient times, and even in some mainstream religions today, the New Year is a time for reflection on the past and hope for the future.
New Year’s, today, can be a curious mixture of the old and the new, the completed and the yet to be. As we usher in this new year, let’s not feel like powerless beings swept along by the unrelenting forces of time.
Each of us has within ourselves the capacity for change, the capacity for (and right to) happiness and the power to take charge of our lives.
Let’s tap into these energies now, as we enter this new year.