As we enter the last week of the year, Rumi gives us a very insightful sharing, that can help us transcend seamlessly into the New Year. Like melting snow, so typical of the season of Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere, which simply lets go of its form, allows the impurities to be washed off and merrily adopts a new form and flows with the tide, each of us should embrace a similar attitude.
We need to begin afresh in the New Year. The emotional baggage of the past can be best got rid off by being like the melting snow. Wash it off the memory, clear if from our heart, just carry the purity, fun, joys which like sugar and salt will add flavor. Resolve to begin anew; scrub yourself clean of the dirt that rankled and tortured your mind and body; soap and shampoo yourself with the aroma of beautiful memories, of hopes and aspirations and walk towards the sun; all shadows behind you and a bright spot ahead.
In washing ourselves of ourselves we are merely discovering our true identity. The real self which was born in all purity and innocence and who grew up ensconced with love and impervious of any danger or fear. The snow is nothing but water that changed due to the environment around and then it rediscovers itself as water when it washes itself of itself.
Each of us is like a snowflake; each one can be born anew in the New Year if we simply wash ourselves of ourselves.
- What are the most memorable moments of your childhood, teenage years and currently?
- What are your hopes / dreams / goals for the coming year?
- What are three positive changes you propose to bring into your life?
- What is the one way you will ensure that your loved ones begin to notice a marked positive change in you?
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