Not long ago, we started a fresh dance; one that will take us into another 365-days journey.
We climbed the mountain of 2020 and here we are, past the peak, envisioning new possibilities.
What will 2021 be made of?
That is still a mystery, isn’t it, as we polish aspects of renewal and rebirth in our lives.
If there is one thing I can feel though, it is a higher level of fluidity in the way we connect with folks. Spiritual fluidity if you will; more numerous and more significant synchronicities along the way.
I have experienced this a few times since the beginning of the year—a more profound sense of flow, of connection, with another human being.
A few words that I read a few days ago made me wonder about the importance and sweetness of relations, moving into this new age.
These words came from Martin Buber, the Austrian-Jewish philosopher.
In I and Thou, he wrote,
“In the beginning is relation,” as if revising the opening words of Genesis.
Author Roger Lipsey added a few comments:
“Buber writes that we inevitably categorize one another, find uses for one another, become again for one another “a He or a She, a sum of qualities” and lose awareness of the uncoercive dialogue at the very base of relationship. But the encounter of I and Thou can be renewed.”
I personally believe 2021 is the year where this renewal will flourish, moving us further away from any possible categorization.
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