The word in this image, etsu-nen in Japanese, means both “ring out the old year” and “hibernation.” Isn’t it neat that one word incorporates both the turning of the year and resting?
For me, the end of this year has been a time of stillness, of space between what my life has been and what I am stepping into. And yet, the habitual, busy desire to do something still pops up, even when there’s nothing that really needs doing.
Everything is in motion, and there is only time between me and the future I’ve been asking for. In the moments when I get this truth, I trust that my actions will arise in their right time, and I need not worry myself with them sooner.
For now, all I need do is enjoy this resting space.
In the space between 2009 and 2010, may we find rest and joy in simply being.
This document so well imparts what I am up to when I write about creating prosperity, I am simply offering a link so you can experience it yourself:
http://www.globalsufficiency.org (The homepage currently features a link to “Celebrating the Holidays in Sufficiency.”)
(If it has been some time since I posted this, and the homepage no longer features the document, you can access it at http://gsn.onefireplace.com/resources/Theme/GSN-Holiday2009-Special-Report.pdf.)