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Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! Happy New Day.

Here’s a few poems I like!

The Journey

Above the mountains
the geese turn into the light again.
Painting their black silhouettes
on an open sky.

Sometimes everything
has to be inscribed across the heavens
so you can find
the one line
already written inside you.

Sometimes it takes
a great sky
to find that
first, bright
and indescribable
wedge of freedom
in your own heart.

Sometimes
with the bones of the black sticks left
when the fire has gone out
someone has written
something new
in the ashes of your life.

You are not leaving.
Even as the light fades quickly now,
you are arriving.

– David Whyte

May you choose outrageous actions that challenge who you are
and encourage who you are becoming.
May you take one step, however small, toward that which you have always longed for.
Because now is the right time.
May you recognize the unique and powerful contribution that you bring
to the people whose lives you touch.
May you be as wonderful as you really are, and do things because you want to,
not just because you should.
May you find peace and purpose and possibility amidst the chaos
while remaining aware of the unrest in the world.
May you reach towards the Spirit with a longing that keeps you awake
to the miracles available all around you.
May your faith move any mountains that stand in your way
and bring you great teachers to awaken your understanding.
May you give up shame, guilt and self-neglect.
May you walk gently on the earth and honor your hearth and family
with your action and your rest.
May LOVE be at the center of all your actions.
Amen.

— Shiloh Sophia McCloud