Surrender to what is.
Let go of what was.
Have faith in what will be.
~ Sonia Ricotti
Another year is coming to an end. It’s at this time that I like to reflect on the last 365 days, be grateful for all the lessons I’ve learned, rejoice in all the joys that I’ve experienced, and let go of all the negativity.
For several years I’ve gone to a Burning Bowl ceremony on New Year’s Eve. On a piece of flash paper, we write down all the things we want to leave behind and not take with us into the new year. Then one by one, we walk up to the burning bowl and drop our paper into the fire. It is always with great excitement that I watch my past hurts go up in flame with one powerful flash poof… and just like that, at least for the moment, all the bad is gone. And what lingers is a feeling that there can only be good going forward.
On the coming eve of the New Year, may you take to heart Sonia Ricotti’s words and surrender to what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be!