Happy New Year’s Eve! Once again we find ourselves on the precipice between the year that has been and the year to be. New Year’s resolutions have never been my thing, but I do usually find myself more contemplative and reflective on this day. It feels like the perfect juncture to look at my life with clear eyes and an open mind and heart.
This morning I found a beautiful meditation online by mindfulness teacher Melli O’Brien. In it, she guides us towards discovering what really, truly matters to us as we move forward into 2016. This is not a meditation about self-improvement, or creating resolutions, or becoming stronger or richer or thinner or better in the year to come. It’s about digging down to the essence of our lives, to that which is most meaningful and most important. If you’re looking for some inspiration as you prepare yourself for the new year, then settle into your meditation seat and click here to listen.
I wish you much love, peace and happiness in the year to come.
Christine Malossi is a yoga teacher and writer based in Manhattan.