The moment is now

won’t you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay*
Lucille Clifton)

A moment is different to a minute – a different kind of time. Time with meaning added.

Even this moment, as you are reading these words, can begin an adventure that you can fling open across this new year.

There won’t be any magic. The world won’t shift under your feet. It’s only a first step on a new path, it’s only an opening to walk through to see what’s on the other side. And yet such beginnings can lead to magic and shift worlds on this bridge between starshine and clay.

It may simply be that you desire to use this year in a different way. Then go find a notebook or fold up some paper – or even determine to buy some, grab a pen, and write out your values – the things that matter most to you, the kind of world you dream of living, the world you want to invite others into.**

(*Lucille Clifton, quoted in Maria Popova’s Figuring.)
(**You can also determine in a moment to begin two lists, one to accommodate really energising moments you notice, the other to be filled by really de-energising moments – both will tell you a lot about yourself.)

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