Still here. Still here.
Thanks to those of you who have stuck around to read over the course of the last few weeks. It’s been the best of times and the worst of times, but luckily, the worst of times were very short and are now getting more distant in life’s rear view mirror.
Of course, attitude wasn’t everything, but it was a big part of it, so with that being said, let’s move on in joy into 2013! Can’t spend all our time lamenting. Has to be some time in there for the good stuff. I’m shooting for 98.56% good stuff.
So, the new year has brought some new news, some new surprises, and some of the same ol’ same ol’. Has yours been the same? I have a new recliner and a new bookcase. There’s something for which to be thankful. Some stones still haven’t moved, while others continue to roll on, even when I try to stop them!
President Obama was sworn in to another term and Vice President Biden also had his swearing in. The NFL playoffs march on into another week, getting us closer to the Super Bowl which, for those of us who don’t give a hoot about either team, is really just a chance to watch 30 second commercials the cost of which could feed a poor country for weeks.
I continue to meet new people and re-connect with others I’ve not seen in a while. Meditation techniques grow in new directions, with new techniques that help me to focus day by day. I’m meeting cynics, skeptics, and believers, all of which only serve to drive home the notion that I am on the right path — nothing set in stone, but just trying to be that ol’ Citizen of the World.
I still dream of India. I still wake up in my home city at 5:30am for work. I still believe the yin-yang is one of the most beautiful metaphorical drawings ever created, and I’m finding myself more comfortable in my skin as days go on.
For those of you who care (and, surprisingly, for those who don’t), I want to give you the Nobody message for January 2013: Embrace your Nobody Nature to the fullest. Cherish your ability to struggle in the daily grind without the benefit of prying eyes and paparazzi. Know more and more each day that you are the trendsetter. That fashion is only fashion because you wear it. Top 40 is only Top 40 because you download it. Movie starts only make it because you buy the tickets. I had occasion the other day, in my new recliner, to think about that message a little bit for myself. I realized that when I turn the movies off and go sit for a while to meditate, I’m making a free and conscious choice that is not really informed by anything other than my own will. Nobody’s watching. Nobody’s reporting. Nobody’s counting.
It’s just this Nobody experiencing.
I hope your 2013 is full of your own special brand of magic, your own special choices, and, most importantly, peace. You are the world and you make it spin, so…enjoy!