I read once about an ancient belief that we don’t look forward to the future but rather walk backwards into it, always looking into the past. That has been a sort of theme this year as I’ve been doing some fairly heavy demon shedding and yet, for all that looking backward, so much has changed this year propelling us rapidly into a bright new year. With all that shifting and changing my mind works doubly to untie the knots of daily monkey mind and quotidian dramas, and so mostly lately I paint a lot and meditate more and continue the daily race toward the ambitious new.
Throughout 2014 came great seismic shifts in my perspective, the seeing to fruition goals many years in age, much needed closing of doors and opening of windows that comes along with those goals met, the final end to the remaining aimless mediocre garbage that only briefly suited in life, the laying of foundations for even more advancements, and even a wedding. Unfortunately the sort of changes undergone this year aren’t easily explained to others; they are mostly the sort you have to live for yourself. Mostly that is with at least one exception: I can report that if you get married you should be sure to order too large of a cake because leftover wedding cake is amazing with morning coffee. Fact.
I suppose I could wax philosophical about the near and far past, throw out a myriad of resolutions, or reminisce with a light contrast of dreamy prophesizing about next year, but with my mind wide open to the bombardment of opportunities currently in flux and my physical life weighed under the tasks required for growth, simplicity for this entry has more appeal. That in mind, I would rather just share a handful of my favorites from the last year that may inspire your travels next year and wish you all a very happy new year. See you in 2015.