New Yearís Day is a time for reflection and contemplation on the personal state of our life. Daily in the news we hear and read about others and their triumphs and tragedies, and concentrating on that, forget we have our own ways to either rejoice in or amend.
By taking a virtue as your New Yearís resolution you have a goal to live up to each day.
Take time to affirm your chosen virtue during silent meditation. After saying a prayer or thought of appreciation for what youíve been given, move on to thinking about how you can carry out your chosen virtue.
In my morning meditation I usually affirm: I am a kind person. Then I let my forthcoming thoughts and actions confirm kindness. Iíve found it is easiest to be kind when Iím in a caring state of mind.
The secret to adopting any virtue is to manifest it in attitude and thought, then action.
May this coming year serve as an inspiration to realign with the memories of our former home in heaven, and act with true love to all on earth.
We Come to You with Open Heart
We come to You with open heart
May we imbibe what you impart
A year rolls out, another begins
A chance to revamp our lives again.
With goodness in mind we set the scene
We know the best is what we mean
To carry out one virtue pure
Align our life till more like Yours.
With daily practice setting our pace
Our chosen virtue gives a taste
Of heaven on earth made manifest
We know this is a worthwhile quest.
For this is why weíve come to earth
To lift ourselves and show our worth
As citizens, humanityís own
Awake in memories of our heavenly home.
Virtue pure we donít forget
Itís what we brought and what we get
Remembering every New Yearís Day
Your love and light shine bright our way.
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer; photo of author in contemplative meditation by Stan Schaap
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