Archive for January, 2011

New year, New Lessons

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”

T.S. Eliot

Every year brings along with it a range of events, incidents, developments and changes. Good or bad, these contribute to the evolution of humanity and the planet, leaving lessons behind.

The year 2010, like all other years, was no different – it kicked off with a lot of expectations for everyone. It also left us with the tapering end of the economic recession that the world was experiencing, or rather suffering from, for a few years.

Did we realise the gravity of this world-changing event that impacted upon everyone’s life? Have we learned suitable lessons from the downfall and the recovery process? Are we changing our habits? Have we taken steps to avoid recurrence of another such disaster?

Earthlings are always struggling to deal with a multitude of questions, small and big, looking for their answers and solutions. Every new year brings hope toward that end – hope for happiness, success and prosperity.

Happiness is the ultimate goal of every being, every thought and every activity. It’s the solution to most problems, but most of the time it seems to elude us. Do we still learn lessons and mend our ways and methods for happiness-hunting?

The lesson is to embrace happiness in whatever we do, irrespective of the outcome.

As Nelson Mandela said, “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”



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