Saturday, December 27, 2008
The Blank Canvas of 2009
Usually the yearly transition means no fanfare for me. I stopped making New Year Resolutions long ago because they were always so forgettable - and in fact immediately forgotten.
This year there is a difference, though there won’t be a “resolution” in the form of forgettable words.
The year 2008 was dramatic and dynamic, with so much to grow from. Surely 2009 will bring things into awareness that are both old and new, familiar yet completely unexpected.
How will we be with the revelation of this New Year and its challenging opportunities?
Will we be taken off guard by desiring certainty and comfort when life is presenting what feels like uncertainty and discomfort?
Will we glibly speak of things not yet experienced or assimilated?
A canvas awaits that will be painted by our interaction with the universe. A brush stroke will be made by the "painter," followed by another by THE PAINTER. Back and forth we will go, creating either a “work of art” or a “work o fart.”
My resolution for this new year of 2009 is to be with this living composition - and to strive to bring awareness of the Gift of trust into each brush stroke.
God will make his strokes, and no doubt some will seem too scary or demanding.
In response I will make mine,trying as best I can to respond faithfully and truly to the life shown in His.
Hopefully together this back and forth between us will gradually form an image that is authentic. Not syrupy with some sort of conceptual notion of how life should be, but as honest as I have learned how to be.
For now I contemplate the image yet unseen that will begin to take shape as the promise of the days unfolds.
Posted by DEE at 9:36 AM