Monday, December 30, 2013

Endings and Beginnings: A New Year Meditation

To journey without being changed is to be a nomad.
To change without journeying is to be a chameleon.
To journey and to be transformed by the journey is to be a pilgrim. ~
Mark Nepo 

There is a symmetry about endings and beginnings that have to do with cycles and time. 

We look back with perspective and look forward with anticipation, openness and curiosity. Experiences fill the foreground as the mundane fades into the background. In this time of betwixt and between, our year-end / New Year angst contains both our eagerness to cast off our old shells and the anxiety of embracing the unknown.

When I was in India, the spiritual head of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram told me that my problem was that I worry too much about the future. He said, "The future will come at you like a speeding train, you don't need to do anything to prepare for it, you have to learn how to live in the present." 

Easier said than done!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Recent articles featured in the NJ Jewish Standard

To read the full story, click on the linked titles. 

1. Connected through the web of life - by Angelica Berrie • Op-Ed - Published: 21 November 2013

2. Angelica Berrie’s amazing journey - by Joanne Palmer • Cover Story - Published: 29 November 2013

For the eversion and all the photos click here