“Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear, — this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony.” (Science and Health page 323-324)
A new year has begun and what better occasion than this to leave the old behind and to step eagerly and gracefully into a new day and a new way. There is no reason to linger with the old experiences, the old complaints, the old and limiting traits we have agreed make up our being. We are being called forward by our Father-Mother-Life into sweet new experiences and into our best days.
We may be well aware that we are not living up to our best selves or that we are attached to habits or fears that are not productive. Yet we can sometimes be so unwilling to leave them behind, to truly give these things up. We have taken full possession of these lesser qualities and gotten comfortable with our familiar limits. We have owned them and so it feels hard to let them go. They seem to make up who we are and what we are used to.
But the reality is that we should be glad to leave these false landmarks–the human and material sense of what our life is, has been, and what we are–because these are entirely false, never ours to begin with. How excited we should be to go forward like a little child, free of the baggage of our own unfair concepts of ourselves, and to step into a life full of new promise, potential, and “the ultimate harmony.”
Happy New Year all year long!
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