Even though I share the above quote almost every year, each year it takes on a different meaning to and for me. As 2013 draws to a close and I reflect on Rainer Maria Rilke’s quote, what keeps coming up for me is this: Sometimes the present doesn’t make any sense (at all!) until the future happens.
I guess that is the transformation of which Ms. Rilke speaks. And it is my hope that at this time of year, you pause to take stock of what has transformed you, as well as what has been transformed by you.
It is also my hope that as one year ends a new one begins, you are surrounded by those you know and love deeply; you are resting and nurturing your body and your spirit; and that with an open heart and mind you are getting ready to embrace the mystery that awaits us all — filled with even more transformative experiences.
Wishing you and yours all the best as you continue to celebrate the holiday season and get ready to welcome 2014.
May the New Year be filled with just enough challenges to help you grow, blessings beyond measure, and more than a few surprises that bring a smile to your face and your heart!
Thank you so much for being part of my world, and for giving me the privilege to be part of yours!