My wish for 2017 is that we more often pursue pleasure in the moments and deeds that count.
That we get less caught up in the ego-driven, consumerist “rat race.” Meaning:
- chasing wealth (way more than is needed to survive),
- engaging in activities (that become compulsive and meaningless in excess), and
- biting off more than we can chew (because we lose sight of the limits of our time, energy, and capacities).
That we rather invest our time in activities that enrich the quality of our lives. In other words, actions that feed our:
- social connections
- ability to laugh, and
- to sleep soundly at night.
That we take more time out of the week to acknowledge the blessed positions we find ourselves in and to be more cognizant of what we have (rather than focus on what we “should” or “could” have).
And in so doing, that we may be of better service to and increasingly present with those around us (human and other life forms, both close and distant in connection).
-A draft dated 31 December 2016.