The holidays were super quiet for me here in lovely Santa Barbara. As it happened, I was alone, as my friend Diane is away traveling for a month. I know that to most of you this may sound like a sad deal but in actuality it's been really fine. Don and I haven't been celebrating Christmas for many years (for us it's a special, "Christmas" day every day - well, for the most part!) so I didn't mind being on my own. It gave me an opportunity to be completely in tune with the way I felt and what I'd truly like to do as opposed to being caught by a sense of obligation or someone else's momentum.
All day yesterday I was acutely aware of a profound sorrow swelling inside of me. This of course manifested as a strong discomfort. Thankfully I had enough energy to "stop the world" and just be with this feeling rather than going the easy route and attempting to escape from it some way. I was able to connect with how futile and, at best, temporary such relief would be. As Krishnamurti wisely points out in one of his journals: "You may run away from (sorrow) but it will be there to meet you again."
Exhausted in spite of my not "doing much" other than "feeling the pain", as Don calls it, I went to bed early. When I woke up this morning, the sorrow was no longer overwhelming and was replaced with a quiet sobriety; a familiar feeling that such intense encounters with pain always give me. I was moved to do some tidying up, something I rarely do, as it's normally Don's department. I suppose it had to do with wanting a clean start and making room for the new. Not a bad way to begin the new year. ;-)
And speaking of starting off on a good foot and cleaning up, Thomas Fox of Omniblender.com is having a special Post-Holiday Omni Blender Detox Promo. Hopefully you haven't been treating your body too badly these last few days, but whatever the case here's an incentive to whip up more wonderfully healthy smoothies, soups and other blended yummies.
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My wish for you all, dear cyber friends, is that this year 2012 be a truly empowering, growth-full and abundant one in every way!