2016: A year full of meaning
In very few hours we will be ready to celebrate the beginning of another New Year.
The passage to the new year is just a convention, but the moment is rich on reflections regarding our life because we can measure, once again, how quickly another year has passed.
Time is something we can’t stop or hold back. What a powerless feeling! This lack of control over time is a common and big source of stress and anxiety for many of us. Inevitably we are aging. Inevitably our life is shortening. Inevitably a new year comes to remind us of the good intentions that we haven’t pursued, the thousand things that we haven’t (yet) made...
But I have found a way to neutralise this disempowering feeling: allowing it to pass through an understanding of your personal "why".
Nietzsche expressed this beautifully: “He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how”. This sounds so true to me.
When you understand what really has a meaning and value for you and you spend your lifetime achieving it, time never passes. Time becomes your life. And that meaning is what helps you deal with anything; the drama, the pain, the loneliness and the sense of lacking. The meaning is what changes everything.
When you have a reason to live, you are really living and you become invincible.
There is no life in the world without meaning. But in creating resistance to your personal meaning, in denying it, in not wanting to see it, in not accepting it or even in being afraid of it, you are building the illusion of time as an enemy that sucks life from you.
On this last nights of 2015 I’m thinking about my “why” and I can feel that I’m connected with it… I still have a long way to go but the direction is the right one, and my heart sings with joy because I have a clear awareness that I will have a lot of fun in devoting another year to my personal meaning.
Flowing with this enthusiasm, I wish you the same: may your 2016 be a year full of meaning; may you find a way to connect with your deep and precious “why”.