Today is a day for balance, for all sides of yourself to be in harmony. Take a look at your emotional state and see if this is so. If not, then spend extra time breathing deeply and centering yourself to get back a good balance between engagement within this life and your deep centered core.
Look also to make sure that you have not gone too far in the other direction. You need to be peaceful and centered, but you also need to be in a state of action, in which you are taking full responsibility for how you handle your daily life, including money, physical health and relationships. It can be a difficult balance to achieve indeed, but you are fully capable of it.
There is a part of you that needs to come out once in a while, the part that is free of expectations, that opens you to new ways of being and new realms of your heart, that is unusual and daring and not necessarily acceptable to anyone else.
You will sometimes meet someone you believe is a soul mate; you feel the connection on many levels, perhaps instantly. And as you get to know each other more, you begin to feel the connection deepen and you feel that you must have an arrangement with this person that predated this lifetime.
Do not assume, however, that this soul connection necessarily means that you are meant to be happily together for this lifetime. It may be that you are meant to be friends and allies, helping each other out. It may be that you are going to help each other in ways that even involve conflict and separation, but with an end result that is beneficial to you. It may be that you are going to learn some lesson from each other and then go your separate ways.
Each moment exists for its time and then moves on into the past. And each moment that is, was the future a moment before, as time flows and your life passes, this precious life, this one life that you are living at the moment.
And so, in this flow of time and life, two things are true: one is that nothing is ever lost and you have chance after chance after chance, as this life flows into another and as you are lifted up into the great oneness in which there is no time passing, simply being. The other thing that is true at the same time is that this moment, this one right here, right now, is precious and unique, and there will never again, in this life or another to come, be another moment exactly like this one, where you and those around you are this exact manifestation of personality and body, where the sun and stars are exactly like this, where that leaf on that tree drifts down through the air in exactly this way.
In the end, what you have is yourself, who you are in your core, the truth and integrity that are you. In the end, this is what you have.
Your success in the outside world can depend so heavily on the opinions and actions of others that you can become confused, believing that you make terrible mistakes, wondering if others like or respect you, wondering what you did wrong, in a state of perpetual worry that you are somehow not enough. And when this happens and all you feel is some distorted reflection of what you think others want from you, of what you think they expect from you in order for you to succeed, then you can lose your way and become nothing but a bundle of nerves.
The perfection of all things lies not in your judgment of what should be; it lies in your acceptance of what is. And by acceptance, we do not mean apathy and resignation; we mean an active involvement in what is, a joining in, but yet within the guidelines of what truly is.
Your goal is not hope, not a denial of things as they are and a wishing for things to be other. Acceptance is an objective state, a deep and complete understanding that this is the way this moment is, this is how things are, but without judgment that they should have been otherwise.
Now is. You are. All is as it is. And that is the beginning and end to truth.
Life is not about what might be in the next moment; it is about what is right now. And now is the only truth, the only place of action, the only place you ever truly are. And it has a contour, it has its ways. It is as it is and no other.
Today is the first day of the New Year, and a glorious and wonderful year it will be. For you are going to create it. You are going to create yourself and your own life. You are going to create every moment within your life. And you are going to create it from love.
Today, I wish for you to set your resolutions aside, all of the goals and plans, and instead focus upon love. I wish for you to focus completely on love, fill yourself with love, allow your vision to be completely filled with love. I wish for you to fill your body and your mind with love, so that everything within and without you has a rosy glow, a pink and beautiful glow of love. When you do this, when you allow your life to be love, to be lived in love and seen in the rosy glow of love, then everything else will fall into place.