Here we are, at the start of 2017.
Don’t we all want to be able to feel that there can always be a fresh beginning?
That is one of the reasons for, and advantages of taking a break, so we can return with intention and motivation.
In the current climate though, when I hear even the slightest bit of news, a pervading sense of “how did this happen?” arises along with a nagging sense that the “old” is following us into our new beginning.
My mind gets to work; feeling that it might help if I could figure it all out.
But in the case of our national disillusion – clearly, we have no guarantee that an understanding of what happened will protect us from what could be coming. There is so much we don’t know.
So we take our break, celebrate, and then start the new year in the midst of all of this.
So many ways to recharge; finding our support by relaxing, getting out for walks, cooking, practicing, travel, reading, spending time with friends and family.
One of those supports in particular springs from a need beyond words – music.
Being together, listening together in the midst of the vibration and energy has the power to produce a wide range of feelings in us. And it reminds us that a fresh start is the most natural thing of all.
Hoping we will all be hearing plenty of excellent live music this coming year.