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  • Writer's pictureDiane Barker

Movement Matters in the Year Ahead

Updated: Jan 9

With Intention 

by Jan Falls 

And what will you do

with this unspent year,

these 365 never-before days

unspooling from the wheel as it turns,

neither stopping nor hurrying

despite your self-driven pace?

Will you greet each one

with heart wide open,

seeing all the beauty of this world

as well as its infinite sadness,

the madness and grief woven into

the achingly exquisite texture of a day?

Will you pause...

in your haste for each busy day to be done,

for the next special event to arrive,

so that you might taste any moment now

be it bitter, fresh, rich or bland

and let it roll across your tongue

so that you truly savour it?

Greet each new day without clinging or aversion

or worse without noticing,

bring to it your own aliveness

as intimate and near to you as your breath.

Unwrap each day as the gift it is;

be surprised with delight or with disappointment

but do not look away too long

for this one will not come to you again


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