New Year. Endless Potential

Every morning, we have the opportunity for renewal. We wake up to a fresh morning sky and new potential. It is up to us to make the most of it. For many of us, this is where our mindset starts and ends. We see potential and opportunity in what is right in front of us. But what about the bigger life picture?

This larger picture includes all of life—from tiny microbes on up to the swirling cosmos. And in that picture, you play a large part. As part of Nature’s design, along with other living beings, humans must follow Nature’s rules. Put yourself into Nature’s patterns and Nature’s time instead of looking solely at your own time and patterns.

Take, for example, New Year’s Eve. As a new year ushers in, humans celebrate. Many flock to Times Square in New York or other central places around the world. In our celebrations, we put the last year behind us and welcome the potential of the year to come. But look again at Nature. Everything is quiet. These beings are resting and accumulating energy in preparation for Spring. They are awaiting Nature’s time to change. And when that time comes, life celebrates by dancing with Nature.

Nature’s time is like a train that doesn’t stop and doesn’t leave. It just comes. You have to get on board. But if you’re too busy, you’ll miss it. Everything in our bodies—down to our cells—knows when Nature’s time has come. Our bodies—like everything else in the natural world—are ready to hop on board, but our minds hold us back. Change your beliefs. Be humble. Align your Spirit with Nature’s Spirit.

Every morning when we awake to that fresh new sunrise, we make a choice. Do we follow human rules or natural rules? Human rules are imposed on us by societal constraints—think responsibilities, bus schedules, deadlines, soccer games, and even the calendar itself. But Nature’s rules have natural cycles and consciousness.

We are just about ready to embark on a new year. But if we look past the human calendar, we see that 2024 is a new beginning in Nature’s time as well. February 10, 2024 signals the start of Lunar New Year with the Year of the Wood Dragon. The Dragon symbolizes luck, power, strength, and success—not a bad symbol for the coming year.

So enjoy the next few days—the last of 2023. And as your celebrations wind down and you begin to look ahead to 2024, observe everything around you. Notice how Nature is quiet and restful in Winter. Feel Nature’s peacefulness and calm. Bring that quiet within. Let Nature be your guide and your teacher.

Your train is coming. Be ready. Hop on.

Check out our Calendar of Events to find out what else is happening in the new year! Start 2024 off on the right foot, and make every moment count!