“Come, come, whoever you are…Poet, preacher, lover of leaving…Ours is not a caravan of despair…Even if you have broken your vow a thousand times…Come, yet again, come, come.” ~Rumi
Welcome to the New Year at Maya! And to our new and improved WEBLOG, Maya Currents. I’m pleased to be launching this new publication, with a resolution to use these interwebs well in 2012 to maintain a positive communication flow throughout our growing Maya community. New Year Resolution… I love this tradition, with the visceral cue provided by the changing of the calendar year to set new (or renew) intentions for my life. However, each year, it seems I hear more and more “bah-humbug” in regard to this fine tradition- friends and family pointing out rightfully that any day is a good day to start anew- or more pessimistically that these resolutions always seem to get broken, so why bother.
While it’s true that I can make a resolution any and every day of the year, making it at the start of the calendar year feels right to me. There’s a sort of feng shui to it, a positive synergy in committing to new and improved habits, in unison with so many others. In an increasingly cynical world, the optimism is uplifting and fun- regardless of whether I actually manage to learn Spanish, remember birthdays, get in 10 minute meditation every day, or whatever else it is that I’m inclined to want to do more, better, differently. The hopefulness feels good- as indicated in the opening Rumi poetry, we are not a caravan of despair!- and that is a hallmark of emotional health.