New Year, New Moon, New Start

Happy New Year!
I am welcoming 2014 with a new moon, a fresh canvas, attitude renewed, and heart revived.  In the winter, for me, it’s all too easy to get internal, dark, and moody, which can be fine for a brief spell.  But linger too long…well, not ideal for the positive, cheerful side that wants to celebrate holiday time, family time, and the hope of a new year coming.

We recently watched the documentary, 11th hour.  One of many documentaries to come out in the last several years that encourages this human race to get with the program and be more mindful to this one planet we call home.  I like to add these types of films periodically to our viewing list to remind myself where we are and renew my drive for living a little lighter.

I was feeling inspired by much of what was said in the documentary, and so while watching, I wrote down some notes on actual things they said throughout and then put it my own poem version.

Here’s to 2014: healthy, prosperous, lighter and brighter, happy and free; breathing more, letting go more, honoring ourselves, our fellow earthlings and the earth.

Be reborn, be transformed
New intentions, new inventions
We need this intervention

To design with kindness in mind
From cradle to cradle and turn the tables
Reduce the waste that we send to the grave

So attached to things
Detached to what it brings
Change the object of desire
Be in touch with sources of survival

We’ve gone psychically numb
Disconnected and on the run
Not knowing the beauty we’ve lost
Not recognizing the long term cost

Hungry for a false need that is never fulfilled
While greed and blood continues to spill

On the brink to become extinct
Even as we eliminate thousands of other species
And the tragedy wherein we’re linked
Causing this but never to think

In a flash of consumption
Outside of compassion
Where is the redemption?
Could we care enough for expansion of our hearts
To care for this global mansion?

looking up, looking outChristmas Eve at Audubon Audubon's tree of life  take flight Sunset at Audubon 2 Audubon statues Sunset at Audubon Los DeOrazios