2020 Vision – Happy New Year!

Thought I’d wade through some past journal entries for something I’d written on a previous New Year’s Eve night.
20 years ago, I thought the year 2020 was some cosmic, far-off, futuristic paradise.  It is and isn’t, though we don’t quite know that yet.  We build it one day at a time.  Maybe I’ll have some commentary for you on the next New Year’s Eve.  From 20 years ago, we are in a futuristic wonderland in terms of technology, though that has proven to be full of it’s own landmines and challenges.
I look forward with hope for what the next decade becomes.  Happy New Year!!

12/31/15 –
You can wake up and feel the joy
Or squander it and be annoyed
You can listen to the void
Or ignore it and just avoid

Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?
Or just the wrong side of your head?
Can you shift what was said
To something positive instead?

You can choose your attitude
Just as you do your food
Both affect your mood
And the way your world is viewed

Do you really want to be rude?
Or can the heart be renewed?
Is everything always screwed?
Or can your vision be improved?

When the dark begins to brood
Can your reaction be removed?
If you can’t side step the blues
Can you walk so it doesn’t bruise?

Here’s to a new decade! May it be creative, positive, transformative and compassionate.
Enjoy a little “Meditation Blues” from my husband, Matthew DeOrazio….

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?

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