Everyone I know was struggling this past year. Politically, socially, and psychologically it was a very rough passage. I won't get into the specifics but I cannot imagine anyone would have trouble naming a multitude of examples.
We were all in the same boat, being tossed upon the same angry ocean. Many of us had no oars, or lost them as the year progressed.
May we be gentle with each other in 2018. May we know peace. May we be well. May we take care of ourselves and each other. May we give and receive kindness.
Let us gently close the door on 2017 and welcome the New Year with humor, grace, and determination to listen and speak with thought and care.
May all living beings know safety and peace in 2018.
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), a long-time meditator, a certified meditation teacher and coach, and focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society