Being that I am not a religious person, (which is not to say I am not a spiritual person), it's a bit ironic that my word for this year is faith. I think I need an extra large helping of it. I happen to work with someone who comes to work every day, with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. I had to stop and ask her what enables her to live in light each day. I suspected it was her faith, and it turned out I was right. I felt it was a lesson for me. Though I grew up with a very religious grandmother and parents who always were open with me about their faith, I couldn't understand why I had a hard time connecting with a higher power. But as I have grown older, I have begun to realize it's what is missing from my life, and why I feel so discombobulated. Having said that, I am not a good candidate for any kind of organized religion. It's a much more private connection for me. I feel very uncomfortable wearing my faith on my sleeve, much less even discussing it on my blog. But I am throwing it out there today, sort of an SOS to the universe that I am ready for introspection, for meditation, for connection with a higher power. And that will be my charge this year, to find that which connects me to every other living being on this planet and to take comfort in knowing that I have a purpose, that there is meaning to this life.
"There are only two ways to live... one is as though nothing was a miracle...the other is as if everything is..." -Albert Einstein