A Fresh Start

01/01/2014

Live today Dalai LamaAnd now let us welcome the New Year
Full of things that have never been.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

January, the month of new beginnings and cherished memories, beckons. Come, let winter weave her wondrous spell: cold, crisp, woolen-muffler days, long dark evenings of savory suppers, lively conversations, or solitary joys. Outside the temperature drops as the snow falls softly. All of nature is at peace. We should be, too. Draw hearthside. This is the month to dream, to look forward to the year ahead and the journey within. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

You have known us, Divine One, since before the foundation of the world. You are closer than hands and feet. Truly, as it is said, in You we live and move and have our being. Yet so often we feel alone, like strangers in a strange land. Although the mind may forget its divine birth, the heart yearns ceaselessly to remember. ~Joan Borysenko

Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Source of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

begin today Sarah Ban BreathnachAs you enter this new year, nothing in the past has any power to affect what you do now. You are an entirely new person, different from the person you were. This year has never been lived before, and you have never had the consciousness you now have. You are setting sail on a great adventure determined only by how grand you are willing to think. This year, think big thoughts to create miraculous results. ~Alan Cohen

16 responses to A Fresh Start

  1. 

    beautiful! Β thanks for gathering these and presenting them on this very important day of our new year!

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  2. 

    I am always inspired when I visit here… thank you Gina!

    Diana xo

  3. 

    absolutely love this: “Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Source of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.” as well as this: “Draw hearthside. This is the month to dream, to look forward to the year ahead and the journey within.” thank you!! I believe in myself!

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      Hello! I am delighted that you enjoyed this post and are inspired by those words. It is essential to allow ourselves to be lifted up, and really believe in ourselves and our dreams. Hugs to you (and watch out for that so-lucky-he’s-adorable cat of yours!) πŸ˜€ Gina

  4. 
    strokedtolife 01/01/2014 at 11:04 pm

    Gina! I have missed you my friend! Thank you for this lovely post. I hope you and yours and well.

    • 

      Hello dear heart! It’s good to have you here visiting, and I’ll be over to your lovely site asap. I’m glad you enjoyed this post. Thank you! All the best to you and yours. πŸ™‚

  5. 

    A very beautiful truth – I love this!
    Thanks for the inspiration – Happy New year!
    ~Andrea<3

  6. 

    I love the Dalai Lama quote and the rest of this beautiful, inspirational post- perfect for the New Year!!
    πŸ™‚ Joanne

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      Hello Joanne! Oh yes, I love that one too. An excellent reminder for staying in THIS day, not the past or the future. Thanks so much for your visit and delightful comment. πŸ˜€ ~Gina

  7. 

    It all begins one step at a time Gina and I know in my heart this year is one that we will remember for it will have brought all of us a new kind of understanding of each other. It might be wishful thinking still I believe it can happen πŸ™‚ Happy New Year

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      I adore all kinds of so-called ‘wishful thinking’ and I celebrate it! Yes I too believe it can happen, we are all gaining a new kind of understanding of each other, which is the foundation for lasting peace. Bless your heart. Thank you for commenting. Bright blessings, Gina

  8. 

    I love this post, Gina! My favorite phrases: “…the journey within” and ” “…the heart yearns ceaselessly to remember…” Bravo for another wonderful post!
    Russ

    • 

      Thanks so much Russ! Oh those are good phrases – I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. As you may already know πŸ˜‰ your kind support means so much to me. Hugs, Gina