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New Year, New Life for Me —

Do I Accept It?

As I embrace my new year, I pause.

I place my attention gently into the stillness of my heart, fully present to this moment, a time that will never, ever return.

It is the true joy of life, to realize the purpose for which I was born.

Through a mighty force of Nature I am here, right now to take on the next task I am meant to perform.

In the quiet in which I immerse myself, I ask God, What is it I am supposed to begin?

I listen and the answer is very clear, whether or not I see it, for it may seem far too trivial for someone as important as me.

But it truly is just that, to do the next right thing.

My heart knows I am not to follow some feverish, selfish little clod of grievances – feeling that the world will not devote itself to my puny notion of how things beyond my control ought to be.

I know I am the creator of my life’s path; no-one else’s.

As Invictus has it – “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.”

 

 

6 Responses

  1. Martha Dewing
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    Beautiful dear Bill. “I place my attention gently into the stillness of my heart, fully present to this moment, a time that will never, ever return.” Amen! Happy Everything to you and Joy and oceans of love, Martha Dewing

    • BackpackerBill
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      You’re so dear to us, Martha! Thank you, and have a very Happy New Year, gently into the stillness of your heart.

  2. Ricky
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    William, I enjoy your articles so much! Every time so read one I am calmed with the breath of honesty and truth. You also inspire me to hike! Thank you…

    • BackpackerBill
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      I appreciate your thoughts, Ricky. Let’s carry our enthusiasm into the full New Year.

  3. JACK CONNELL
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    Happy New Year Bill. Nice hat

    • BackpackerBill
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      Thanks, Jack. Happy New Year to you, too. I have a friend in Dallas who knows hats, and gave me one like it for wear as my Sunday best.

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