December 28, 2020 Jo

What Can We Expect From 2021?

The hullaballoo of Christmas is over and I hope that everyone reading this will have had time to enjoy and celebrate the season, despite the craziness of the year, the restrictions and so forth.

I bet I’m not the only one who’s relieved the year is finally coming to an end!

So, what is in store for 2021?

Oh boy. I wish I was a Nostradamus. I wish I could peer into this crystal ball and tell you but this is my honest assessment:

Number one: change, change and more change. There’s no way to escape this. We’ve had so much of it and there’ll be more of it but instead of resisting and cursing it and wishing it wouldn’t be – making friends with change would be a good idea. I think that one of the ways to do that is to create your inner sanctum and inner stability. An inner, unchanging place that no matter what happens all around you, that place does not change.

Stability a human need. Being jarred hither and thither and not know what to count on is traumatizing. Ask any
victim of war. To be in a state of limbo, not know what’s going to happen next can completely fray the hardiest of humans. To create a very still place inside an unchanging place inside, is the way to go because you can’t control the fact that the world outside you is changing, sometimes faster and faster and faster and more maybe than to your liking.

Finding inner stability

How do you do that then?

Well. Meditation. You probably heard that a million times. There are many different ways of meditating and investigating which one works for you is vital! Different ways work for different people what they respond to but then also the other how of how to create an inner stability when the world outside you is changing at a rapid pace is to examine the difference between opinions and values.

So opinions change. Opinions outside of you, in politics, in the world, your own, other people’s … but values remain unchanged. There’s another place to seat yourself inside and think about, really, what you value in your life.

What do you value profoundly?
Those things probably don’t change much. Whatever is of supreme value to you, stays the same. So I hope that helps a little bit. I wish I could predict more but I wish for you calmness and peace in the new year.