Let the countdown begin!
Not long from now, the day will fade into night and our Advent vigil will shift into full-on Christmas celebration. I like the Jewish idea that the day begins and sundown—a time of rest, of quiet, of mystery. I experience the beauty of it most of all on Christmas Eve as we pause from the cultural hustle and bustle and gather together by candlelight, remembering that mysterious, (not so) silent night so long ago.
And then with the birth of Christ comes a celebration—twelve days of it in fact. I’ll be entering my own time of rest, quiet, and mystery over the twelve days of Christmas as I take a break from A Sacred Journey, slowing down and spending time with things less technological and more tangible.
When New Year’s rolls around, I’ll also take time to reflect on the year that has been and and the year to come—one of my favorite traditions that has taken shape over the years. Here are some of my favorite resources from friends of A Sacred Journey if you’d like to join me:
How to Do an Annual Review from The Meaning Movement
Give Me a Word from Abbey of the Arts
Another gift for you: On Christmas Day (December 25 from 12am PST to 11:59pm PST), the Kindle edition of Pilgrim Principles will be over 50% off! (Sorry—US only.) Might I suggest starting the year off with the intention of the pilgrim with this seven-week journey right at home? It’s hard to believe it was released just this year!
I’ll be back on January 6 (Epiphany!) to share my word for 2015 and what the year holds for A Sacred Journey. Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!