Monday, December 10, 2012


When does the night end, and the day begin?  It is hard to pinpoint a certain moment.  The calendar tells us when a new month starts and the clock tells us when the sun rises.  Since we live in a physical universe and invented calendars, clocks and other mechanical devises, we can measure time and calculate other events.  When we think of getting older, we can estimate our age by years; none-the-less it is hard to determine when we transition from youth to adulthood, from middle-age to being old.


Another whole factor comes into play here.  It is man’s mental outlook and attitude which determines when we are old. 


The dictionary defines transition as movement, passage or change from one position, stage, concept, etc. to another.  The sound of music comes into play by stringing the notes together to make a beautiful melody.  In literature we have transitional paragraphs to share stories and plays.


What am I getting at?  We are coming up to the date of December 21, 2012 which many believe to be “the end of the world.” Just like any other year the day will bring the winter solstice and the days will become longer again.  Just like we celebrate every New Year’s Eve and a New Year follows the next day, the only external change will be that we change the date of the year into 2013.  All the other transitions will have to come from the inside out.  It is up to each one of us to expect doomsday or to welcome an exciting time of new opportunities with greater internal freedom and alertness.

"Your vision will become clear only when you
can look into your heart. Who looks outside,
dreams; who looks inside, awakens."

~Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss Psychiatrist




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